How Hawkeye Saving Wanda Fix his Failure?
Avengers: Endgame concluded Marvel’s Phase 3, and this also put an end to a bunch of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man. Marvel kicked off its Phase 4 with WandaVision, leading right into the events after Endgame. Vision was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and was not resurrected by Hulk’s snap in Avengers: Endgame. This is a huge loss to Wanda. All she cares about is holding onto what she wants: a life with her husband Vision and their children, despite Vision having been killed.
WandaVision has revealed that the events of the series on Disney+ take place only a few short weeks after the Avengers fought Thanos and his forces in Avengers: Endgame, restoring the world after half of it had been erased by the Man Titan in Avengers: Infinity War five years prior. It’s also been revealed that Wanda almost immediately went and found Vision’s body in possession of SWORD. In her grief, it was reported that she took the body and went to Westview, New Jersey, where she somehow created her sitcom happy ending in the town using her powers. Now, the people within are trapped with no way out, forced to play out their roles in Wanda’s fantasy with a revived Vision. While it’s clear that Wanda’s done all this due to her immense loss and pain, perhaps that didn’t need to happen had someone been there to offer some support. Someone like Clint Barton.
How could we relate WandaVision to Hawkeye? Well, WandaVision is Hawkeye’s opportunity to fix a potentially disastrous mistake he made with Scarlet Witch. Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch have a pretty close relationship in the MCU, as Barton was the first Avenger to truly give her and her brother a chance to redeem themselves and become Avengers in their own right. Likewise, Clint would continue to be a mentor to Wanda, as seen in Captain America: Civil War.
While they didn’t interact after Civil War until after the battle with Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, they did share a moment together at Tony Stark’s funeral. Like Wanda, Clint had also suffered a deep loss when Black Widow sacrificed herself to get the Soul Stone to help bring everyone back that they had lost. However, it doesn’t seem like Hawkeye provided any kind of support after this conversation near the end of Endgame, as evidenced by Wanda’s drastic and grief-filled actions in WandaVision.
Hawkeye definitely has his share of baggage to process himself after Avengers: Endgame. Not only had he spent the last five years in darkness as the lethal vigilante known as Ronin (for which it’s unclear if he’s a wanted man), but the loss of Black Widow hit him hard as well, as he firmly believed he should have been the one to die. Furthermore, he’s also reunited with his family who had all been erased in Thanos’ Decimation as well. That being said, given Clint’s connection to Wanda, and essentially being the only strong relationship she has left at this point in the MCU, Hawkeye could have and arguably should have extended more support to her. While he certainly could have tried off-screen, WandaVision makes the implication that this probably wasn’t the case, given Wanda’s recent admission that she felt completely alone after Endgame before creating the Hex.
If anyone could get her to realize what she’s doing is wrong, it would be Clint Barton. He’s proven to be the voice of reason and guidance for Wanda in the past, and it’s evident that she could really use some redirection. Scarlet Witch is justifiably confused, in pain, and angry. She could very much benefit from a friend like Hawkeye, and a potential appearance in WandaVision would be the perfect opportunity to make up for not being there earlier, as well as starting Clint’s own redemption arc in the MCU.
Marvel’s Phase 4 is exciting and it’s because of the fact that some of our favorite heroes are getting their spotlight now. This brings us to the Disney+ Hawkeye series. Starring Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, we see that this time Hawkeye will be primarily based on the comics. We say this because earlier, the set pics that were put showed us Clint Barton, i.e., Hawkeye, wearing a hearing aid which is in the comics.
Marvel usually has movies that are easy to trace back to their time period that they are set in but in Phase 3, that changed. we can expect a full-blown-out emphasis on Clint’s past, maybe even before he joined the Avengers and if that happens, we’ll get to see how Clint Barton, played by Jeremy Renner, becomes what he is today – Hawkeye. Disney+ will be giving a lot of emphasis on Hawkeye’s origin which is honestly really exciting.