Anthony and Joe Russo Reveal That Hawkeye Was Meant For Captain America: The Winter Soldier Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.01.2014
Find out why he didn't make it...
In an interview with Superhero Hype, Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed that Hawkeye was supposed to make an appearance in the film before he was written out. Here are highlights:
Joe on Hawkeye almost appearing in The Winter Soldier: "We had great stuff for him actually in the film. He had a couple of really cool scenes in the movie. It's a big movie as it is, so it certainly helped that it's not in there. I think it would increase the running time by about 10 or 15 minutes if they were in the movie, just because you want the right amount of time to actually treat those scenes properly. I think it was a scheduling issue."
Anthony on the twists in the film: "As far as the twists go, most of them were already there. They had already crafted a really taut thriller that had some great surprising elements to it. I'm sure we added a couple, again I'd have to go back and think about the process, but those guys had really studied the classic thrillers and really caught the rhythm of a great thriller that really excited us."
Joe on working in the film and TV Marvel universes: "Well I think it's always safe to say that things are going to be an amalgamation, because the Marvel Cinematic Universe and television universe is not the publishing universe. Publishing is a very different medium where you have weeks and weeks and months and months and years upon years to execute storylines. We're just doing it in a more compressed time frame, so we take liberties. We take the core concepts and the things that are valuable about the core concepts but we can't always execute every detail. So I think you'll find they're playing around with it."