Although Ant-Man is soon going to be seen in Ant-Man and The Wasp in July, Clint Barton’s absence from Avengers: Infinity War led to the fans asking several questions. What happened? Was that the original plan or did the two characters get chopped out of the movie?
The directors Joe and Anthony Russo talked about the absence of Ant-Man and Hawkeye on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and revealed whether they had filmed the two characters or not.
“There’s a very specific story choice why,” said Anthony.
“We have a very interesting story cooked up for both of those characters. And part of that story required they be under house arrest,” added Joe.
The movie has led to key roles for the duo in Avengers 4, and we already saw set photos of Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd filming alongside other members of the cast. Since these two are a part of the big families, the Thanos’ finger snap is bound to impact them.
Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios had recently talked about Hawkeye’s absence from the movie and its marketing campaign.
“We [at Marvel] love Hawkeye. There are big, big story things coming up for Hawkeye and Jeremy Renner is as strong an actor as anyone in the MCU and awesome as this character,”Feige told io9.”But ‘The guy with the bow and arrow jokes’ right? There are a lot of ‘Guy with bow and arrow jokes.’ He even makes ‘Guy with a bow and arrow’ jokes in some of the movies.
“So I love that people go from ‘Oh, Hawkeye is just lucky to be there,’ to ‘Oh, where is he? He’s not there? What’s going to happen? We need Hawkeye. We want more Hawkeye.’ I love it. It’s the best.”
More will be known about Hawkeye and Ant-Man’s location when Avengers 4 releases next year.
You can watch Avengers: Infinity War in theaters now.