Captain America: the Winter Soldier co-director Joe Russo on Hawkeye’s scripted cameo, which was cut from the film due to scheduling conflicts.
It’s a shame this scene was cut from the film, as it would’ve added a nice layer to Renner’s Hawkeye that we haven’t explicitly seen before— namely, that he prioritizes personal loyalties over institutionalized rules. That’s a core part of 616 Clint’s character, and an aspect I’d love to see cinematic Hawkeye share with him.
These two will be the death of me.
He’s both a foil and a tether; an anchor. I was interested in the two of them having a blood-is-thicker-than-water relationship. The last time they had seen each other Barney was threatening to murder him and Clint had stolen all of his money from him. Barney’s been a super villain and a killer and a real monster, and not just to Clint — so I wanted to show that when Barney was really down on his luck and needed somebody to help him, the one person who couldn’t say no to him was his baby brother Clint.
I suspect there’s lots of ways to interpret their relationship. [Laughs] And I’d much rather let readers interpret than give them my interpretation. I don’t know if there’s a right or a wrong answer. It was this or Clint talking to a sock puppet for five issues." - Matt Fraction, on Barney Barton’s relationship to Clint
Preview Pages from Hawkeye #20, by Matt Fraction & Annie Wu
"Sure, when we see her again she’s really at her apotheosis as a nascent Hawkeye. She is never more Clint Barton than on the first and the last page of our next issue. She has kind of accomplished what she’s set out to achieve although not in the way she sought to achieve it, and there’s quite a price to pay. The issue reflects that, too — it’s the most chronologically fragmented and — well, it’s the most "Hawkeye" issue of "Hawkeye" she’s gotten to star in.
Kate’s summer vacation is wrapping up. More will be revealed when our last three issues are out, but yes, this story has been about Kate leaving the nest, growing up and learning how to take care of herself. It’s her figuring out for the first time if she’s good enough for this job she wants so very badly.” —Matt Fraction (via)
Preview for Black Widow #10, by Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto
"But we had good times too, right?"
Preview for Avengers #35, by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Dustin Weaver, Nick Bradshaw & Paco Medina
This September, it all comes crashing down as Earth’s Mightest Heroes face judgment day – and today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the oversized AVENGERS #35! The star-studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Dustin Weaver, Nick Bradshaw and Paco Media fast-forward 8 months, to the battle worn Marvel Universe of tomorrow – and the bleak future facing our heroes. Peer into May 2015, heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe stand at the precipice, and utter decimation looms.
But now I’m kind of liking them as exes that can’t quite make that ex stick, but also never work enough to get back together.
AVENGERS WORLD #15
NICK SPENCER (W)
MARCO CHECCHETTO (A)
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT BY TBA
• Part 1 of “The Availables”!
• It’s a whole new team of Avengers, charged with an impossible mission...
• And recruited by Doctor Doom?!?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
SECRET AVENGERS #10
ALES KOT (W)
MICHAEL WALSH (A)
Cover by TRADD MOORE
“THE GREAT CULLING IS HERE”
• Trace the clues back to Secret Avengers #1. The sentence above means something.
• The true mastermind of the decay at the center of the Secret Avengers initiative is revealed. But then again -- is there just one?
• Hawkeye and Coulson face off.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99