The Rumor Mill is at it again, but this time for Avengers 4. According to a source close to the MCU Exchange, a fan theory might actually be coming to fruition. You may have noticed that the film in taking place in Japan and Jeremy Renner is sporting a different haircut while in preparations for the film.

According the the MCU Exchange’s source Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, will be taking on a new alter ego. Say hello to Ronin (or at least some version of him) in the upcoming Avengers 4.

It’s not uncommon for Clint Barton to take on new identities. In the comics, Barton took on the role of Goliath and even switched up his look to a brooding, gun-toting badass in Ultimates 3.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Ronin version of Barton, it all went down during Civil War. After tragedy struck his family, Barton started wearing a masked costume in order to hide his identity. He also picked up samurai swords and Ronin was born.

We are told that the events of Avengers: Infinity War (one specific event in particular) leaves Barton in a VERY dark place and is the inciting moment in the archer’s shift into this darker superhero mantle. Given the nature of events that cause the shift, it’s possible that they may not make the final cut of the film, but trust us when we say that if they do, you will absolutely know it when you see it.”MCU Exchange

What do you think? Is the MCU Exchange source crazy? Is it plausible? Make sure to stay tuned to That Hashtag Show with more updates on Avengers 4!

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