Jeremy Renner will return as Hawkeye in Avenger 4 making up for his absence in 'Infinity War'
The directors of 'Infinity War' Anthony and Joe Russo allegedly received death threats after fans found out Hawkeye wasn't in the movie
After months of speculation and arguments, it finally turned out that Jeremy Renner wasn’t a part of 'Avengers: Infinity War'. The news left many Marvel and Avengers fans disappointed and in a state of shock.
The actor spoke to USA Today and revealed that he will be back for 'Avengers 4', spoke about what fans could expect from next year’s "awesome" installment and responded to some of the questions his absence from 'Infinity War' had created.
"It’s a nice feeling, I suppose.” Renner said about fan’s excitement and subsequent disappointment over his character Hawkeye's absence from 'Infinity War'. “I think the Russo brothers got way too many death threats. I’m like, 'Wow, dude, that’s intense. I’m sorry!'”
It went to the extent of fans launching petitions to have Marvel include Hawkeye in 'Infinity Wars' and its promotions and Renner, played along with the mystery, posting cryptic photos and messages on social media
“We keep saying, ‘Patience is a virtue’” Joe Russo said before the release of 'Infinity War'. “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.”
Renner is indeed going to return in 'Avenger 4' and he was even photographed filming. “Everybody’s got to bite their tongue. But, if you like 'Infinity War', there’s some stuff to come,” Renner teased. “What I do know is it’s going to be awesome.”
'Avengers 4' does not have an official title yet, although the Russos and Marvel chief Kevin Feige said that the title could be a possible plot spoiler for 'Infinity War'.
Avengers 4 is described as a significant conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it allowing other characters to take over from the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, according to Bob Iger, chief of Disney.
The next MCU movie is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is due this July. The film is set before the events of 'Infinity War' which became the fourth film in history to cross the $2 billion mark at the global box office.