Activist Wants Deaf Hawkeye in Avengers 4

Summarized by Rachel Cain, staff writer

Deaf actor and model and disability rights activist Nyle DiMarco recently called on Marvel to make the superhero Hawkeye (Clint Barton) deaf in the next Avengers movie.

In the comic books from the 1980s, the character Hawkeye loses his hearing during a battle. After that battle, Hawkeye starts communicating in the comics through American Sign Language.

There are a couple of issues where specifically Hawkeye is deaf,” DiMarco said. “And so they brought in an actor who can hear instead. I think it would have made [better movies] if they brought a deaf person in to play a deaf Hawkeye.” 

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