New photos emerging from the set of Avengers 4 seem to confirm rumors that Hawkeye will adopt a new identity in the Marvel Studios sequel: Ronin.
The images depict actor Jeremy Renner wearing a long black coat that covers the majority of his body. However, as he walks the coat opens to reveal black boots with a gold trim, which match up with his Ronin identity from the comics, where Barton traded his signature bow and arrows for twin katanas in the fallout from Civil War in order to keep his identity a secret.
Earlier photos of Renner sporting a shorter haircut and an arm tattoo ignited speculation that his character would adopt the new identity in the wake of Avengers: Infinity War. Now these latest images appear to show that is indeed the case.
Debuting in theaters on May 4, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Joe and Anthony Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. Avengers 4 is expected to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.