Although Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye was conspicuously absent from Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, he's confirmed as returning in the 2019 sequel. However, judging by a new photo posted by the actor, he may be a little worse for wear.
The image, presumably taken on the Atlanta set of Avengers 4 reshoots, shows Renner with bruise and cut makeup on his face. The accompanying caption reads, "Not everyday begins the same...but always finish with a smile."
It seems that, after being sentenced to house arrest, Hawkeye will get roughed up when he returns to the battlefield to aid the rest of the Avengers in taking down Thanos. But that's the appeal of Hawkeye: Regardless of his lack of superpowers, Clint Barton continues to fight against impossible odds, and gets back up, no matter how many hits he takes.
Set for release on May 3, 2019, Avengers 4 is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lilly, and Josh Brolin.