Though Hawkeye fever isn't as intense this week as it was last week, the Russo Brothers are comforting those who have been eating Avengers: Infinity War posters and getting Hawkeye tattoos, waiting for Jeremy Renner updates. As it turns out, Clint Barton's story will be more of a "long play," according to the Russo Brothers, which still doesn't clear much up, but it does imply that his role will stretch across Infinity War and the still untitled Avengers 4. All will be revealed in a few weeks, but there's still quite a bit of speculation around.
In a new interview, the Russo Brothers spoke about Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, maintaining that, "all will be revealed." The directing duo are highlighting that fans need to be patient, which should be pretty evident considering how long they made fans wait to see any type of footage from the highly anticipated Infinity War. There's only a few weeks to go, but fans are starting to get a little nutty. Joe Russo explains.
"We keep saying, Patience is a virtue. We did not forget the twice-nominated Jeremy Renner. We cooked up a story for him that is a little bit of a long play. Not a short play."
Hawkeye's story will be told soon, but that's not stopping the speculation from continuing to spread. Some fans are under the impression that Hawkeye will join up with Ant-Man, who has also been absent from any of the Infinity War promotional material. From there, it gets a little foggy, but some believe that the Time Stone will come into play with Clint Barton and Scott Lang possibly retrieving it. As the Russo Brothers keep saying, "all will be revealed..."
There's still a lot about the plot of Infinity War that is unclear, which is just the way that the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios want it. Not even the cast has seen a finished cut of the movie yet. For fans and cast, the first 30 minutes of the movie is the most that any of them have seen, and it will remain that way until the world premiere on April 23rd. Still, the 23rd is only a few days away from when the general public will be able to see the mighty Infinity War.
While the Russo Brothers and the cast are staying tight-lipped, the promotional campaign has been in full force, offering tiny little hints of the big picture that won't make sense until after Infinity War has been released. The level of secrecy around the project is pretty astonishing, even for a Disney affiliated project, putting The Last Jedi to shame in the secrecy department. Even with the first 30 minutes of Infinity War having been screened, it's pretty amazing that more hasn't leaked out. While you wait for Infinity War, you can check out the rest of the interview with the Russo brothers and their thoughts on Hawkeye over at the Joe.ie YouTube channel.