Clint Barton has been MIA since we last saw him in Captain America: Civil War but he did get mentioned in Infinity War when Natasha said that both he and Scott Lang took deals to spend their sentences with their families.
In the recent trailer, we get to see a bit of that time we have missed with Clint displayed briefly and while it may seem like merely a harsh reminder of the tragedy Hawkeye has had to endure thanks to Thanos there may be more to this scene than meets the eye.
In the Marvel comics, there was Hawkeye/Clint Barton but there was also another person who went by that alias, a young woman named Kate Bishop.
Kate grew up idolizing Clint Barton, for he was her favorite Avenger, and when it was believed that he was dead she took up the mantle of Hawkeye and joined the Young Avengers.
Things in the MCU sometimes play out a little differently but we very well may be seeing a new Hawkeye in the works through Endgame. It makes total sense too. With the possibility of the Young Avengers on the horizon, these characters will start to appear.
We already have Shuri and Spider-Man and potentially Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie who seems ready to take up the role of a superhero in the future. With teenage characters like Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Squirrel Girl, and so many more the Young Avengers are bound to make their debut sooner rather than later.
Of course, this is just a theory of mine but I know Marvel. They don’t make things happen in their films without it leading to something later down the road. If this scene in the trailer is anything to go by a new Hawkeye is on the horizon and that is truly thrilling news.
What do you think about this theory? Would you like to see Clint Barton’s daughter become the new Hawkeye in the future? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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