(CBR) Against all odds, Hawkeye’s popular ongoing series has made him one of Marvel’s most-loved heroes. This surge in prominence came in the wake of Jeremy Renner’s two performances as Clint Barton, meaning the character’s big-screen iteration has yet to receive the same level of exposure or nuance enjoyed by his comic-book counterpart. Fans need more Hawkeye, and they need it now! Plans to have Hawkeye appear in this year’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" did not pan out – but that doesn’t rule the archer out of future Captain America films.

Renner recently told MTV that he’s not itching for a solo Marvel movie. “I’m happy to be the ensemble,” said the two-time Oscar nominee, who will again appear as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in 2015′s "Avengers: Age of Ultron." “I think [Hawkeye's] a utility guy that can bounce around into other people’s universes a little bit, especially like 'Cap 3.'" 

Whoah whoah whoah — "Captain America 3"? Is that where Hawkeye will end up after the "Avengers" sequel? If that’s the case, then we’ve compiled a list of comics that demonstrate Clint and Cap’s relationship – and some comics that could form the basis of a Marvel Cinematic Universe film!

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