In the movie Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye's character becomes Ronin, a ruthless killer of criminals and his appearance could have been very different.
The alternative Concept Art of Wesley burt shows what Ronin looked like in Avengers: Endgame. After Hawkeye's family disappeared with the snap of Thanos, viewers can briefly see it in Japan. While it is never explicitly mentioned in the movie, the comics show that Clint barton has adopted a new identity. For 5 years he dedicated himself to delivering justice in true Punisher style around the world.
Wesley Burt, who worked in Marvel's visual development department in 2016, has shared some Ronin designs on Twitter that he had previously developed that they didn't use for Avengers: Endgame. The images show the character holding two weapons in each hand. He wears a full-length black suit with gold details on the shoulders, waist, and knees. Burt's photos also show a hood that appears to be removable and covers the entire face except the eyes. The artist wrote on the Twitter thread that the design was created specifically to pay tribute to the character's original costumes, which were devised by artists such as David Finch and Joe Quesada. You can check out Burt's amazing work below:
In 2016 they already knew what would happen in the film.
Interestingly, Burt also reveals that his time in Marvel's visual development department meant that he actually learned about the key details of Avengers: Endgame in 2016. Burt comments that he was told about Thanos' snap and time jump in a briefing when he started working on the Ronin design. Although that's a big secret to carry for three years, Burt managed to keep the information under lock and key, despite a number of questions and speculation leading up to the film's release.
All in all, Avengers: Endgame was a masterpiece that paid tribute to the dozens of stories that had been told up to that point. However, some fans were disappointed in Clint Barton's brief appearance as Ronin, especially since the film didn't dive into Clint's backstory as much as it could have. Still, Clint's survival means there's a better chance for Ronin to resurface in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As such, perhaps viewers will have a chance to see more of Burt's fruit in the future, if Marvel ever decides that Clint Barton as Ronin deserves his time in the limelight. Especially since they will be doing a Hawkeye series and will likely have a replacement (Kate Bishop), so she can keep Ronin's identity.
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