India, April 16 -- Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye is the underdog of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Once the butt of all the jokes - he realises he's thoroughly underpowered as compared to actual gods like Thor and Thanos - he has grown to become a character that the fanbase is very fond of.

So ahead of Avengers: Endgame, which is said to focus on the original six Avengers, let's take a look at Hawkeye's journey in the MCU.

Early days

Clint Barton is an expert marksman, a former SHIELD agent, and one of the founding members of the Avengers. After being cast in the role, Renner said in a 2012 interview, "When I saw Iron Man, I thought that was a really kick-ass approach to superheroes. Then they told me about this Hawkeye character, and I like...