How the Avengers Would Really Look in Comic Accurate Costumes

 

How the Avengers Would Really Look in Comic Accurate Costumes

2020/07/08

Right, so here's an easy one: Hawkeye. If Marvel had kept Clint Barton's original look ... just, no. We're not sure which is worse: the purple-on-purple outfit, or that mask. Marvel was going for a serious feel with the Avengers, after all, and this one just had to go in its entirely. We're glad to see that it did, and honestly, we hope they burned it.



To be fair, though, his comic book costume sort of made sense. Comic Hawkeye was an orphan who said nuts to the orphanage and instead joined the circus, performing hither and thither as Hawkeye until his first run-in with Iron Man. So, we get it. You're in a carnival, and they have to see you from a good, long way away. A bright purple getup will do that, but that's also the exact opposite of what you need to do if you're in a super-skilled, secret, crime-fighting unit. You want to be discreet, and not have people asking who that guy in the pointy purple mask was. (Honestly, if that guy showed up to save us, we'd tell him to move along and we'll take our chances.)


Hawk-eyed viewers (see what we did there?) will notice that in Civil War, Jeremy Renner's sporting some gear that pays homage to his original comic look, but without getting all crazy. The purple's definitely there, but the mask, thankfully, is not. When Renner went on stage at Wizard World Chicago's MCU panel, one optimistic young fan asked if he was going to get to wear a mask. He confirmed that the answer was a resounding "no," and we think it's for the best.
















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