Superhero Identity: Hawkeye

Marvel Select Hawkeye

Real Name:  Clinton “Clint” Francis Barton

Played By: Jeremy Renner

Marvel Cinematic Universe History:  Long before Hawkeye nearly killed Thor, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clint Barton was tasked to carry out the assassination of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow. Instead, he developed a partnership and relationship with her, eventually bringing her into the S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage agency.

Many years later, Hawkeye would be on assignment in the middle of the desert as one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives guarding a hammer that had fallen from the sky. When Thor, the owner of that hammer, came looking for it, Hawkeye got him in his sights. In the end, Hawkeye was never given the order to shoot and Thor lived another day. His next interaction with an Asgardian would go much differently.

In Marvel’s The Avengers, Hawkeye was one of the few people who fell under Loki’s control when he returned to our universe. After shooting Nick Fury and stealing the Tesseract, Hawkeye traveled the world finding the materials a possessed Dr. Selvig would need to utilize the Tesseract and carry out Loki’s devious plan. When Loki was captured and brought aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Hawkeye led a small team of possessed soldiers to rescue Loki and bring down the Helicarrier. Loki’s control over Hawkeye finally ended after a prolonged fight with Black Widow. In New York City, the marksman played a pivotal role in saving the world from the Chitauri invaders.

What does the future hold for Hawkeye? Find out May 1st, 2015 when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters; and be sure to get your Avengers toys and action figures at today!