The directors of Infinity War received actual death threats due to the fate of one character 2 years ago

The directors of Infinity War received actual death threats due to the fate of one character

There was more love for this character than we'd realised...

Several months later, and Avengers: Infinity War is still the talk of the (movie lovers) town.

As the film is closing in on $2 billion at the worldwide box office, all eyes are now looking forward to the still-untitled sequel due to arrive in April 2019.

However, there are still some elements of Infinity War that fans are having a hard time getting over, like the fact that Thanos isn't even the most disliked character in the movie.

More than that though, is the fact that Hawkeye was nowhere to be seen, and some fans were supremely unhappy about that.

So much so that the directors of the movie actually received death threats.

On the press tour for his new comedy Tag - which looks great, by the way - Jeremy Renner revealed to USA Today that the directors had been on the receiving end of some truly upsetting messages:

"I think [the directors] the Russo brothers got way too many death threats. I’m like, 'Wow, dude, that’s intense. I’m sorry!'"

It is nice to be wanted, we guess... Also, we can probably safely assume that Thanos' finger snap didn't take Hawkeye out along with 50% of the universe's population, as Renner talks very vaguely about the upcoming sequel:

"Everybody’s got to bite their tongue. But if you like Infinity War, there’s some stuff to come. What I do know is it’s going to be awesome."

JOE was lucky enough to chat to the directors a few weeks back, and of course we had to ask about the fate of Hawkeye: