Hawkeye was one of the most prominent characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s a complete look at Clint Barton’s life.
Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton has been a key character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the complete story of Hawkeye. Hawkeye has long held a smaller role in the MCU than his teammates because he was among the original Avengers. The Infinity Saga gave each of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor a trilogy of movies.
Even both Hulk and Black Widow received solo movies, though at very different points in the shared Marvel universe. There’s no question that Marvel’s sharpshooter has taken a backseat to the other Avengers in that regard, which has left much of his own story unexplored.
Marvel Studios finally decided to change Clint Barton’s MCU fortune by giving him a Disney+ series. Hawkeye’s development came as part of Marvel’s campaign to expand its content to Disney’s streaming service and spotlight characters who have not otherwise been given major roles in movies.
Hawkeye is the first opportunity viewers will have to see Clint’s normal life in more than a passing glimpse. In addition to showing what a Hawkeye-level threat looks like, this will be an opportunity to introduce Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) to the world. Hawkeye’s story will take place after Avengers: Endgame, which is probably Hawkeye’s biggest role to date.
The MCU timeline only reveals Clint Barton’s life prior to becoming a superhero. Although Clint’s fascination with a bow and arrow probably starts when he was young, he later learns to master it. He then began to exhibit extraordinary marksmanship.
Hawkeye actor Tony Dalton portrays Jack Duquesne, aka Swordsman, who trained these skills in the comics. As Clint was becoming one of the world’s best archers, he also met and fell in love with Laura. Before SHIELD recruits Clint, the two of them are believed to have gotten married at this point in his life.
Despite Clint’s lack of superpowers, Nick Fury personally recruited him to join SHIELD, where he quickly rose to become one of the spy organization’s top agents. It is possible that Fury helped Clint and Laura find a safe house in Missouri so they could start a family off-book.
In Hawkeye’s early days with SHIELD, he proved his resourcefulness with bows and arrows, but he is also a skilled shooter and in hand-to-hand combat.
When Hawkeye gains more trust from Fury and climbed the ranks of SHIELD, Clint was sent to Budapest to find the assassin known as Black Widow. Although the mission didn’t go as planned, Clint recruited Natasha Romanoff to betray the Red Room and join SHIELD. Through Clint, Natasha took down General Whiplash Dreykov and the Red Room (or so they thought). This allowed them to become SHIELD agents together and begin their friendship.
MCU Timeline: Hawkeye’s Appearances
Hawkeye has appeared in a lot of Marvel movies. He initially made his debut in Thor in 2011. Eventually, he also joins Avenger since he’s already a SHIELD agent. After announcing his retirement in Avengers, he came back again in Captain America.
Hawkeye was also present in Thanos’ End Game as Ronin.