Hawkeye, the Poochie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (“One, Hawkeye needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Hawkeye’s not on screen, all the other characters should be asking ‘Where’s Poochie?’ Three…”), was notably absent in Avengers: Infinity War, resulting in “way too many death threats.” But he’ll make his triumphant (?) return in Avengers 4 (“We just cooked up a story for him that is a little bit of a long play, not a short play,” co-director Anthony Russo explained). And, if Kevin Smith gets his wish, in a Hawkeye television show on Disney’s upcoming service.
“Remember in the middle of Age of Ultron, they showed us a whole episode of The Hawkeye Show and nobody wanted to watch it? We all tried to change the channel, but it was a movie, so we had to sit through it and sh*t,” Smith said. “Yeah, the Hawkeye show I’d be interested in is like, [in the] opening episode he gets killed, and we spend the rest of the episodes with everyone going, ‘He was a pretty good guy.’ And then they go on some adventure and sh*t like that.”
Smith’s concept is intriguing (if obviously something Marvel would never agree to), but so is learning what Hawkeye was up to during Avengers: Infinity War.