Jeremy Renner may be getting himself in ever-growing amounts of hot water, but his Avengers character, Hawkeye, is better than ever. With Avengers: Age of Ultron, Clint Barton finally came into his own in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, growing both as a hero and as a genuinely three-dimensional character. While many people were (warning: Age of Ultron spoiler) surprised to see that Hawkeye had a secret family all along, comic book readers were already well versed in Hawkguy’s personal life. But did you also know that Hawkeye used to be a bad guy? Do you know how he joined the Avengers in the first place? Do you know about the spin-off Avengers team he founded? If you answered no to any of the above, then don’t worry because I’ve got you covered on today’s episode of The Dan Cave. For today we’re paying tribute to the Avengers’ resident archer, and I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about Hawkeye.
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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist. You can find him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious), and pick up his new book, 100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.