Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is currently on hiatus for the next few months, with the new series Marvel's Agent Carter taking over its Tuesday, 9 PM time slot starting January 6 for an eight-episode run. During Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s two seasons, there have been several connections between the show and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including tie-ins to Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with characters who have crossed over from the movies to TV, such as Coulson (Clark Gregg), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Jasper Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernández) and Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander). Earlier this week, Clark Gregg posted an intriguing comic book photo on his Facebook page, which may tease that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye is set to make an appearance on the ABC series.
The image is taken from the Secret Avengers #10 comic, which was released in November, featuring a stand-off between Coulson and Hawkeye, who are both seen drawing their weapons on one another. The images was presented without comment from the actor, which some see as a hint that Hawkeye could be joining the cast, although it's completely possible that he just wanted to share the photo with his fans. Both Hawkeye and Coulson had a brief interaction in 2011's Thor.
Earlier this month, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jed Whedon teased that there will be a connection between the show and the next Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters on May 1. Naturally, it wasn't revealed what that connection may be yet, but it's certainly possible that Hawkeye is a part of that. It's worth noting that the May 1 release date of Avengers: Age of Ultron will likely be very close to the Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 finale, which could set up Season 3, if ABC issues a renewal. We'll have to wait and see as we get closer to May 2015, but, in the meantime, check out the comic book image below, and chime in with your thoughts about Hawkeye potentially joining Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.