Now that Jeremy Renner's stunning portrayal of this nuanced and versatile character has been seen, it's difficult to imagine anyone else playing Clint, the arrow-shooting member of the Avengers in many ways. He's become an iconic figure, and he'll likely have some exciting scenes in the future.
Jensen Ackles' recent inclusion as the character Soldier Boy in The Boys has reminded fans that he was once in the running to portray Hawkeye, and has made fans everywhere question whether or not he would have done a fantastic job with the character as Renner has done.
Jensen Ackles is able to play the American hero, with all of the trials and tribulations that accompany him. Hawkeye is a recognizable character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his achievements come with many challenges, as were depicted in Civil War. Different opinions may differ in a way that has severe and catastrophic consequences for everyone involved.
This is a topic that has been explored within The Boys, both within the rivalry between Homelanders and Starlights fan bases, but also within Soldier Boy as a person, and how that translates into his new identity in a modern world that has moved away from the old-fashioned, misogynistic, often racist patriotism expressed in his glory days. Both Soldier Boy and Hawkeye must navigate complex scenarios and narratives, both within their group dynamic and within the public perception.
Dean Winchester's relationship with his younger brother Sammy and with his mother Mary would have given him the opportunity to play a more varied and versatile role than those he previously was associated with. The actor himself has expressed concerns about type-casting, and has expressed a desire to avoid macho, overly masculine, overly savage roles that he has played.
Dean is seen crying, struggling, hugging, bonding, and all of the emotions that are typical of the macho guy represented on TV. However, Dean also displays signs of deep rage, denial, and self-doubt, and the impression that he is responsible for all of the world's problems rather than trusting and relying on friends to assist him.
Soldier Boy is the extreme embodiment of this. He has very strong views on what it means to be a man and what it means to be an American, and he has very little acceptance or even tolerance for anything that falls outside of his limited worldview. With one exception, his surprising paternal instincts.
Jensen Ackles' ability to play the multiple and more complex roles shows that he would have been adept at managing Hawkeye's much more kind-hearted, open-minded, and most importantly, family-oriented personality. The recent Disney+ series focuses on Hawkeye's quest to get home in time for his Christmas family, which is often side-tracked or hindered by his desire to protect and look after Kate, a young girl who has modeled his abilities and abilities since she saw him defeat the alien