Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Constraints be damned. If Hawkeye had all of, what 15 minutes' screen time in Avengers (seriously, somebody counted), and about 10 of those were spent under Loki's spell, Joss screwed up. The only one Loki needed was Selvig; he didn't need Hawkeye. Those 10 minutes could've then been spent on Hawkeye doing Hawkeye-ish and Avenger-ish things, and Clint would've had at least *a little* more of a presence.
And then both Widow and Hawkeye's specific emotional motivations in regards to both Loki and the third act battle aren't as neatly and cleanly explained to the audience.
Look, I love Hawkeye. He's my favorite Avenger from the comics. But that storyline worked for the movie and the characters. As long as we get sassy douchebag Hawkeye this time around I don't see the issue.