At a press conference for “Hawkeye,” for which Looper was present, Jeremy Renner spoke about Clint Barton’s hearing loss in the series. This is a big part of his character’s storyline in the comics, though this is the first time Clint will experience it on screen.
Renner himself is hard of hearing and shared how meaningful it was to play a character navigating a similar struggle. “I thought it was just a really wonderful thing, cause it is, it’s always been a part of Clint’s character in the comics, and we found a way to make it a truthful entry point for his life and how it affects his life,” the actor shared. Renner then went on to say portraying an actor with hearing loss was “quite a dynamic, interesting….sometimes an obstacle, sometimes an asset not being able to hear.”
Clint’s status as the MCU’s resident family man has made his character arc particularly heart-wrenching, and his hearing loss will undoubtedly add another layer to the Avenger. We can’t wait to see Clint in action in the holiday-themed “Hawkeye” when the first two episodes drop on November 24th.