The eagle-eyed Avenger is just one of a few characters not to appear in the universe-wide crossover event, which brings together much of the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time.
Marvel Studios chief and producer Kevin Feige said Hawkeye's absence from the promotional materials is one of the best things that ever happened to the character, promising there are "big, big story things coming up for Hawkeye."
Hawkeye went from being the butt of "guy with the bow and arrow jokes," Feige said, to being at the center of talks and the resulting cries calling for the archer's return.
Now that Infinity War is playing almost everywhere, Marvel fans are taking to Twitter to share how they feel about his absence:
how hawkeye stans walked out of infinity war pic.twitter.com/MEv15YK1oK— reese! (@deadgrIwaIkng) April 28, 2018
It's so crazy seeing infinity war with like 30 superheros and side characters from various MCU movies and it still feels a little off just cause Hawkeye isn't there— T?NY (@tonyp2121) April 29, 2018
for the last 10 years
it’s all been leading up to this
except hawkeye— emi (@plantblogger) April 26, 2018
Everyone keeps asking “where’s Hawkeye” but no one bothers to ask “how’s Hawkeye”— tess (@officialtesss) April 28, 2018
Hawkeye and Ant-Man during Infinity War pic.twitter.com/cMpQBC5HWf— Tron Carter (@Dr_EZwider) April 27, 2018
During the events of Infinity War, Hawkeye was just out doing some grocery shopping. pic.twitter.com/0adTbbveFz— Zαc ? (@ZacFertig) April 27, 2018
Wife: hey Will?
Wife: do you think it’s now up to Hawkeye and Ant-Man to save The Avengers?April 29, 2018
Infinity War had the perfect amount of screentime for Hawkeye and they need to do that in the rest of the franchise— Nebula Stan Account (also known as Rick Capone) (@rcrejino) April 27, 2018
Everyone else: I can't believe what Kanye did! He is dead to me!!
Me: I swear, if I don't see Hawkeye in Infinity War BOOOOOOOY— SWOOP N Ë O (@NeoGameSpark) April 26, 2018