Marvel’s Avengers: Hawkeye might be Deaf in a nod to comics – Polygon

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Hawkeye’s hearing has long been a topic of conversation between Marvel readers. The heroic archer — played by hearing actor Jeremy Renner in the MCU — has a history of being deaf and hard of hearing, as well as using hearing aids, yet that’s never been represented on screen.

With a push for more representation in the world of superheroes, many fans have wondered why Marvel Studios hasn’t brought that version of Clint to life. But in the new Marvel’s Avengers game, Clint Barton appears to wear hearing aids as he shoots all kinds of arrows at bad guys. If this is the case, it would be the first time we have this classic version of Hawkeye in animated action.

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