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19 August 2014 @ 01:15 am
The Winter Soldier  
Just watched Winter Soldier again (still love it btw) and there's one question that's been bugging me since my second viewing - where is Clint while all this is going on??
catyuy: Beta Iconcatyuy on August 19th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm wondering if he had a breakdown like Selvig did and took some personal time off the grid? Wish they had at least mentioned him but hopefully they'll give some small throwaway explanation in Avengers 2
But, I don't want to be a pie,idontlikegravy on August 19th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
That was what I was thinking. I hope they do explain it. From a filmmaker POV I totally get that another character might make the plot too complicated or the task less daunting for Cap (although they're taking on HYDRA, that's pretty daunting) but would it have killed them to put in one line? Even Cap asking if he's around and Nat saying he'd gone off the grid would be enough for now. Sorry, overthinking probably. :)
I will call her George: Hawkeye & BlackWidowstrangevisitor7 on August 19th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
I asked the same question!! If you are collecting trustworthy agents wouldn't Hawkeye be the first call Natasha makes!!
I did read in an article about Avengers 2 that they will supposedly explain where Clint was when SHIELD fell
But, I don't want to be a pie,idontlikegravy on August 19th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
Exactly! Ho hum, just have to count the days to Avengers 2 to find out. Because I totally wasn't already counting the days. *cough cough* ;)
mzlizzy: Fountain Penmzlizzy on August 19th, 2014 04:05 am (UTC)
That's something everyone hopes will be answered, maybe in a short, or in Avengers 2.

There's a good bit of fanfic (and fan art) of people coming up with their own explanations. I can't post art here, but go to pinterest and you can find my favorite, which is Clint coming in late with coffee and wondering what the hell is going on.

Most of the fanfic has Clint incommunicado, or staying underground while everything is happening. The whole Winter Soldier plotline only takes a few days.
Black Rook: potsdam_smilegrachonok on August 19th, 2014 05:55 am (UTC)
There was some sort of commentary at some point that Clint is on a mission somewhere - and considering all the events happened in a few days it's possible they just couldn't get through to him.
If you're interested in fanfics, dealing with Clint's absence/reappearance, let me know, I'll browse through my bookmarks:) (I'm neck deep in MCU fandom since the Avengers came out:))