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March 22, 2018

Home is a Colorful Set of Illustrations by Muhammed Sajid

Home is a Colorful Set of Illustrations by Muhammed Sajid

Muhammed Sajid is an illustrator from Bangalore, India and he shared a beautiful set of illustrations titled Home on his Behance profile. As the name suggests it’s about houses but the cool thing is that he illustrated all sorts of different house styles from classic, to modernist to mid-century to Spanish style, he got them all. I particular like the use of color and texture applied to his work. There’s a lot of character as well so check them out.

An artist, I want to draw every second. I am also interested in illustrations and animation. – Muhammed Sajid


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Mar 22, 2018

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March 21, 2018

A Day in the Life of a SXSW Speaker


Wow! I just returned from Austin after an incredible few days at the 2018 SXSW Interactive Festival. This was my first time attend as a speaker, and I learned A LOT. Having been once before, but in a different capacity — I was an event planner at the time, so I played more of a behind the scenes role— this experience was totally different. My talk was all about embracing vulnerability and leveraging it as a strength — ironically, being a speaker is a very vulnerable (yet exciting!) experience.

I thought I’d share the top 3 things I learned as a SXSW speaker.

1) Practice makes perfect… but be ready for some curve balls

The last few months have been filled with lots of preparation for my talk. Most weekends I would hole up in a coffee shop editing and practicing what I’d say. By the time I got to Austin, I’d made my speaking coach, my husband, best friend, her 6-month old, and countless co-workers listen to me practice. I’d even drive to work listening to an audio recording of myself giving the talk to help it soak into muscle memory. I was prepared. But there was something I didn’t see coming.

You see, my talk centers around a very personal struggle I overcame about three years ago. My family wanted to be there when I gave the talk to support me, and so my mom, dad, sister and husband were right there in the audience. As I began talking through one of the tougher parts of my story, I locked eyes with my husband who was starting to tear up. I could feel the tears welling up for me and all of a sudden I was right back in that place I was three years ago. I had a split second where I wondered what I’d do if I couldn’t pull it together. This hadn’t come up in all of my hours of practice. Thankfully, I composed myself and kept going. I’m not sure there’s anything I could have done to prepare myself for that, but I think being familiar enough with the rest of the content allowed me to work through it in real-time, and get back on track.

y family and amazing boss who I feature in my talk
My family and amazing boss who I feature in my talk

2) Make time to explore…AND take care of yourself

I arrived in Austin on Thursday, March 8, just three hours after giving a preview of my talk to Capital One’s Women’s Business Resource Group on International Women’s Day. When I got there, I did a quick sound check and run through of my presentation at the Capital One House. My talk wasn’t until Saturday morning, and I was so excited to have all day Friday without any plans. Part of me was tempted to rest (I mean, the Westin Heavenly Bed is no joke!), but I knew I’d regret not making time to explore all of the interesting things happening as part of SXSW.

My favorite was the “Mindful Oasis” for speakers, hosted by Lululemon. Imagine a space that is open, airy, filled with plants and delicious scents. Once inside, you could take part in a guided meditation session, enjoy some yummy refreshments, or take a few minutes alone to soak it all in.

Lululemon’s “mindful oasis” for SXSW speakers
Lululemon’s “mindful oasis” for SXSW speakers

One thing I didn’t fully expect was just how tired I’d be after everything was over! My adrenaline had kicked in big time to keep me going because I felt so great leading up to and during the talk. When it was over, it was like my brain finally felt like it had permission to relax. I took the best nap I think I’ve ever had that afternoon! That was crucial to be able to recharge and keep soaking in all of the cool things SXSW had to offer.

3) Practice gratitude

At my talk I had the chance to meet some amazing people from across the country (there were even folks visiting from outside the US!) and hear their own stories (and sometimes struggles) around vulnerability. I am so thankful for each and every person who attended the talk and who came forward to share their stories.

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Just a few of the brave individuals who came up to me after my talk to share their own vulnerability journeys.

And finally, as a former event planner, I felt like I had a good sense of what goes into pulling off a massive event like SXSW. Even that couldn’t prepare me for how different it would feel as a speaker. I have to give a huge shout out to our Capital One team that put their heart and soul into making this year the best yet. I had plenty of nerves coming into the event. Would something go wrong with my slides? Our team made sure that speakers had tons of regular communication leading up to the event, manageable deadlines to help us back into all of the deliverables/due dates, and on-site it was true white glove service. Thank you, Robin, Chandler, Meagan, Mike, Eric and the whole team who make this look (and feel) so seamless!

My SXSW journey has been incredible. When I submitted an idea for a talk back in July (yes, it has been a nine month process!) I had no idea the amazing ride I was about to go on. I have grown so much through this experience, and most importantly, I hope I’ve helped others realize how much greatness they can unleash by embracing vulnerability.

Resources: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s12/sh/2df07992-ccee-4b46-ace4-8e172be7d8ec/0640b122a9d69d19

Sponsored content and photos provided by Capital One

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March 21, 2018

Playful Web Design & UI/UX for Superlative Store Concept

Playful Web Design & UI/UX for Superlative Store Concept

We are taking a look at the concept by designers Stugbear and Shota Xaxaleishvili on a store concept called: Superlative. They have worked on the web design, UI/UX and also the interaction design. The desktop experience is clean and I love the interactions especially on the menu. It totally enhances the shopping experience. One thing though, I wouldn’t see this concept work for a fashion brand because the overall experience might be long for some but it’s quite playful which is always inspiring to note. There is also the concept of the filters which are nice, this direction makes it even more clear and it reduces the number of clicks for the user.

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March 20, 2018

See You Next Year: SXSW 2019 Dates Announced

Photo by Jonathan LaChance

That’s a wrap on the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals, folks! We are so pleased to have shared another successful event with all the registrants, staff, crew, volunteers, artists, speakers, filmmakers, and the Austin community. It was a ten-day whirlwind of enlightening and inspiring sessions, film screenings, showcases, exhibitions, tacos, networking, art, competitions, awards, and beyond.

The 2018 SXSW Conference highlighted some of the most inspired thinkers and industry leaders across 24 Tracks of SXSW-curated programming. Leading up to the event we identified 12 trends predicated to dominate discussions at the March event. After hearing from a multitude of creative problem solvers and visionary storytellers, the trend that emerged was Globally Connected: We’re All in this Together.

From powerful presentations by SXSW KeynotesBarry Jenkins​, Esther Perel, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and more – to compelling conversations with Featured Speakers including Jake Tapper and Bernie Sanders, Christiane Amanpour and Kara Swisher, U-God, Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill, the special event Elon Musk Answers Your Questions!, and many more.

The SXSW Festivals also provided a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of Interactive, Film, Music, and Comedy with screenings, showcasing acts, networking experiences, and beyond. The SXSW Film Festival, celebrating its 25th year, rolled out the red carpet with provocative dramas, documentaries, comedies, genre standouts, and more, including the World Premieres of John Krasinski’s The Quiet Place, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, as well as the North American Premiere of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. At the SXSW Film Festival Awards we celebrated the collaboration between filmmakers and designers honoring the winners of the 2018 Jury and Special Awards.

The SXSW Music Festival turned up the sound with new, developing, and established Showcasing Artists across all genres from local to international acts. This year’s audible feast included the North American debut concert of Max Richter’s 8-hour composition Sleep, Fluffer Pit Party featuring METZ, Nathaniel Rateliff and more at the shores, 6th annual Korea Spotlight featuring Lee Hi and KARD, and more. The Music Festival wrapped up with the announcement of the 2018 Grulke Prize winners for Developing U.S. Act, Developing Non-U.S. Act, and Career Act – Starcrawler, Jade Bird, and Todd Rundgren.

Hundreds of exhibitors from around the world gave us a glimpse of the future with cutting-edge technology from VR demonstrations to robotics at the SXSW Trade Show and numerous SXSW Exhibitions, while we also celebrated the winners of the many prestigious Awards categories throughout the SXSW Interactive Festival and more.

SXSW 2018 was filled with ample opportunity to explore, learn, discover, cut a rug, and leave inspired. We hope you enjoyed each exciting moment. Now begins the preparation for 2019 (after a marathon of sleep and some tacos to refuel), and we look forward to seeing you again March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas for the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals.

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Relive all the exciting Keynotes, Featured Sessions, screenings, showcases, and more on the SXSW YouTube Channel. Stay tuned to SXSW News for more full-length videos and continued event recaps. Plus, catch up on exclusive conversations, red carpet premieres, performances, and more from our SXSW Live Studio. Watch some of the best moments from SXSW Live on our Facebook page for another helping of the SXSW 2018.

Stay in the SX know, sign up for SXSW Event Updates and follow us on SXSW News, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for ongoing event recaps and 2019 announcements. 2019 participation opportunities will be announced this summer for PanelPicker entries, film submissions, artist applications, and (you guessed it) more.

On behalf of all of us at the SXSW Conferences & Festivals – thank you for joining us and we hope to see you next year!

Paramount Marquee – Photo by Jonathan LaChance

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March 19, 2018

What is Customer Empathy?

How much do you REALLY know your ideal customer?

You may be just starting your business and making the first steps in formalizing your target customer persona, or you have a thriving business and you can easily picture your ideal customer.

Hey, that’s easy! It’s Jane who’s been a loyal customer for years.

Before we deep-dive into the typical discussion of buyer persona best practices, I’d like to open up the field of view a bit wider.

The basic fact is that as human beings we’re in a constant search to process meanings for events that swirl around us.

What is customer empathy?Our brain is constantly looking for the cause and effect relationship of something we’ve previously experienced in order to generate meanings – is it good, bad, or neutral for us?

It’s an old survival mechanism from the days man spotted a bear approaching in the forest and translated that into acute danger, meaning “run for your life!” vs. coming across a patch of berries that was translated into food.

Each one of us has this remarkable software Jonathan Gottschall aptly calls “The Storytelling Mind.”

“The storytelling mind is allergic to uncertainty and is constantly craving for meaning. If it cannot find meaningful patterns, it will try to impose them. This way the storytelling mind operates like a factory that churns out true stories where it can, but will manufacture lies when it can’t.”

what is customer empathy?

Let’s examine a situation too familiar in business development.

You just had a great meeting with a prospect who loved your product and promised to get back with requirements, so you can tailor a proper proposal for her.

A week passed, and you hear nothing. Immediately your storytelling mind springs into action and starts churning possible stories to unpack the meaning of this dead silence.

Could it be something in my offering that is still lacking? Price range? That extra feature she kept bringing up? Outcompeted with a better solution?

As you can see from this example, the role of meanings is critical in shaping human perceptions about pretty much anything.

Every time we encounter a new event that needs our decision, our Storytelling Mind digs deeper into our bag of past experiences we all carry in an effort to generate a proper meaning.

This brings to mind, Visual Semiotics, a sub-domain of semiotics that analyses the way visual images communicate a message.

Charles Sanders Peirce in the U.S. and Claude Lévi-Strauss and Ferdinand Saussure in France developed Visual Semiotics – the study of signs.

A sign can be a word, sound, or visual image. Saussure divides a sign into two components: the signifier, which is the sound, image, or word – the form which the signs take. And the signified, which is the concept or meaning the signifier represents.

So if I ask you what does this sign represent?

Most of you would say Snapchat. That’s the objective meaning of this sign’s form.

However, for some of you your Storytelling Mind will trigger “one of the best social media tools – ever!” and for others “I still don’t get what’s the fuss about this platform, I never used it! Well, these are 2 distinct, yet valid subjective meanings.

So when you think about crafting a complete picture of your ideal customer persona, the road to achieving maximum customer empathy goes beyond deciphering the signals your customer leaves for things she SAYS and DOES around your product.

Effective customer empathy requires you to go beyond what your customer
SAYS or DOES and venture deep into what she FEELS and THINKS.

The true gold nuggets lay in what your customer THINKS and FEELS and the subjective product meanings they assign to them. Keep in mind, this territory I call “Subtext Country” cannot be fully uncovered.

Furthermore, sometimes the things your customer SAYS or DOES are in complete opposite to what they THINK and FEEL.

The more you are able to extract subjective meanings from how your ideal customer views your product, the more authentic your story will be.

How would you know if you have a solid business story that truly empathizes with your customer’s problem?

It’s that the magic moment when your customer reacts to your story as if it was THEIR STORY. “Hey, this is my pain you’re talking about, here!” This is when your story will truly connect with your audience and trust your message.


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March 19, 2018

Continuing to explore foggy Hamburg at Night with Mark Broyer

Continuing to explore foggy Hamburg at Night with Mark Broyer

A couple months ago we have featured the work of Mark Broyer on his photowalk at night from the foggy streets of Hamburg. We have loved his first series and really enjoyed Mark’s return with another collection. Mark is a photographer based in Hamburg, Germany and again with the fog being the main subject, you get to explore Hamburg again with on another mysterious and intriguing atmosphere.

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March 18, 2018

Jim Carrey Paints a Portrait of ‘Monstrous’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders, ‘Whose Only Purpose in Life Is to Lie for the Wicked’

Jim Carrey’s a complicated guy. Between the Netflix documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond” and his own candid remarks, the last year has revealed more and more about the actor’s inner world — which isn’t always funny. Carrey’s proclivity for art has also made headlines, and yesterday he tweeted his latest creation: an unflattering portrait of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whom he describes as “monstrous.”

“This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!” he wrote alongside the painting, which almost makes Sanders look like a character from “Beavis & Butt-Head.” Sanders has a contentious relationship with the media and anyone else who questions the erratic actions, tweets, and attitude of her boss; the problem, it seems, is always the press and never the president.

Carrey’s Twitter feed is largely devoted to his art. Earlier this week he unveiled a far more flattering portrait of Stephen Hawking, “the greatest mental athlete of our time,” upon the physicist’s passing at age 76.

Source: IndieWire film

March 18, 2018

Marvel’s Post-Credits Scenes Almost Never Happened, Says Jon Favreau: ‘That Was a Bit of a Lark’

It wasn’t always tradition for comic-book movies to feature post-credits scenes. “Iron Man” kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general and that trope in particular, but according to director Jon Favreau, it wasn’t always part of the plan — in fact, it was actually “a bit of a lark” that it happened at all.

“I wanted to include Easter eggs that the fans would appreciate and we thought the idea of a post-credit scene it could be fun. It was something that wasn’t really in the script originally,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “But I thought the idea of Nick Fury being Sam Jackson would be really fun, because when Nick Fury was reimagined in ‘The Ultimates’ (comic book) they recast him as Sam Jackson, and I thought that that would be a really good nod to the audience. And Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios executive] was way into it, too. Kevin really lit up.”

“We worked on that dialog together. We were very careful how we selected the words. ‘You’re part of a bigger world now, a bigger universe,’ and ‘the Avengers Initiative,’ laid breadcrumbs for what was to come,” Favreau continues. “We had the idea that we would somehow group these characters together, that was part of what would happen, but a lot of things had to go right for that to happen, so we were really just laying out a basic mission statement of purpose, to show our intent, and thinking that the few people who would linger in the theater would be the ones who would appreciate it most.”

Here’s the post-credits scene in question, which introduced the entire concept of the Avengers to moviegoers:

Source: IndieWire film

March 18, 2018

Comedies Reign as Kim Kardashian Boosts ‘Flower’ and ‘The Death of Stalin’ Tops Tepid Specialty Box Office

Holdover “The Death of Stalin” (IFC) led the way as the specialized market transitions to post-awards season titles. Its second weekend was at the level of “Wind River,” the last specialized success without an award-season boost ($33 million total).

This is balm for art houses starving for new product after the long run of awards titles has run its course. Wes Anderson’s “The Isle of Dogs” will be next up among hopefuls to equal its success.

Still, the weekend yielded two new limited openings with better than expected results. “Flower” (The Orchard) with rising star Zoey Deutch as a lively Valley Girl showed some initial New York/Los Angeles success despite mixed reviews. And “Keep the Change” (Kino Lorber) in a single Manhattan theater delivered a decent first weekend result.


Flower (The Orchard) – Metacritic: 51; Festivals include: Tribeca 2017

$57,851 in 3 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $19,284

The queen of social media Kim Kardashian tweeted Saturday how much she liked the movie to her 59 million followers, which gave it a boost on top of its strong start. This comedy about an oddball household with some tricky relationships also benefited from aggressive marketing and strong New York/Los Angeles theater placement to get an unexpectedly strong initial total. Appearances by the film’s principals at multiple shows in Los Angeles boosted the grosses, particularly on Friday (its biggest day), along with an innovative MoviePass tie-in which looks to have amplified the New York gross.

What comes next: This moves quickly to limited dates in most top cities this week, shortly followed by a wider release.


Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl in “7 Days in Entebbe”

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7 Days in Entebbe (Focus) – Metacritic: 49; Festivals include: Berlin 2018

$1,630,000 in 838 theaters; PTA: $1,942

Brazilian director Jose Padilha first got some festival and specialized attention (“Bus 174”), then studio (“RoboCop”) and cable (“Narcos”). With this retelling of the 1970s Uganda hostage rescue, Focus Features took a fairly wide opening route similar to their release of “The Zookeeper’s Wife” last year. With almost 300 more theaters, it managed only about half the gross.

What comes next: This looks like it has reached about as wide an audience as is likely, with the gross good enough to sustain in many theaters for a few more weeks.

Journey’s End (Good Deed) – Metacritic: 72; Festivals include: Toronto 2017

$12,700 in 2 theaters; PTA: $6,350

The latest version of this oft-filmed World War I novel (best known from its 1930 James Whale-directed Universal rendition) boasted exclusive New York and Los Angeles initial dates. With an ensemble cast of British actors including Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge, Toby Jones, and Asa Butterfield, this got some initial sampling but not a lot more.

What comes next:  Some additional dates in its initial markets this week, with more cities added the following.

Keep the Change

“Keep the Change”

Keep the Change (Kino Lorber) – Metacritic: 74; Festivals include: Tribeca, Los Angeles 2017

$13,000 in 1 theater; PTA: $13,000

This romantic drama set in the world of autism, with all the characters on the spectrum played by actors from that world, opened exclusively at New York’s Quad Cinema to strong initial results. Aided with a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick and with marketing to the community portrayed, this looks to have a draw that could be nationwide in select locations beyond specialized niches.

What comes next: New dates including Chicago and San Francisco start the national rollout this Friday. Los Angeles is set for April 20.

The Death of Stalin

“The Death of Stalin”

Photo by Nicola Dove, courtesy of IFC Films

Week Two

The Death of Stalin (IFC)

$580,576 in 32 theaters (+28); PTA: $18,143; Cumulative: $843,967

The second weekend for “Veep” ex-showrunner Armando Iannucci’s speculative comedy about the demise of the Soviet dictator showed results above several similarly timed expansions for recent major awards contenders “Darkest Hour” and “I, Tonya.” Aided by continued strong reviews and coming out just when new blood is needed in specialized theaters, this already shows crossover potential and significant future appeal in wider release.

Thoroughbreds (Focus)

$470,000 in 564 theaters (+15); PTA: $837; Cumulative: $2,267,000

The broad national release for this dark murder comedy led by two young women, released more than a year after its Sundance debut, fell by more than two thirds its second weekend.

The Leisure Seeker (Sony Pictures Classics)

$149,028 in 49 theaters (+21); PTA: $3,041; Cumulative: $326,984

A quicker-than-usual rollout from SPC for this touching senior road movie with veterans Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland is finding some interest. Shrewdly released to fill in the void after the Oscars –less competition –this won’t be a breakout, but should manage to maximize its niche potential with older audiences.

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$37,500 in 19 theaters (+17); PTA: $1,974; Cumulative: $53,796

A rapid expansion in New York and Los Angeles and some new cities led to a decent second weekend showing for this documentary on violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Ongoing/expanding (grosses over $50,000)

The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight) Week 16; also streaming

$800,000 in 758 theaters (-794); Cumulative: $62,689,000

The big Oscar winner has added over $5 million since its selection, at the high end for recent years (when all the choices like “Shape” have already had home viewing availability).

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Fox Searchlight) Week 19; also streaming

$265,000 in 282 theaters (-270); Cumulative: $53,889,000

Its two acting Oscar winners have added a little under $2 million, while most of its viewing in the last few weeks has been at home.

“A Fantastic Woman”

A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 7

$203,7111 in 190 theaters (+24); Cumulative: $1,496,000

The Chilean Foreign Language Oscar winner is getting a wider than normal release for a subtitled film. Combined with its distinctive transgender story, the movie is in the running to equal “The Salesman” (last year’s winner) total of $2.4 million.

Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 17; also streaming

$128,304 in 118 theaters (-191); Cumulative: $17,743,000

The remaining theaters for this acclaimed coming-of-age story are helping this get to $18 million.

I, Tonya (Neon) Week 15; also streaming

$110,385 in 160 theaters (-183); Cumulative: $29,744,000

Creeping toward its $30 million target, Supporting Actress win in tow.

Darkest Hour (Focus) Week 17; also streaming

$105,000 in 133 theaters (-112); Cumulative: $56,311,000

This has been available for home viewing for a month, but the Best Actor award has kept it in theaters to add to the impressive total.

"Phantom Thread"

“Phantom Thread”

Phantom Thread (Focus) Week 12

$95,000 in 92 theaters (-92); Cumulative: $20,907,000

Still only in theaters, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest is only adding a little business after its awards run.

Lady Bird (A24) Week 20; also streaming

$73,800 in 88 theaters (-68); Cumulative: $48,851,000

With no Oscar wins, after nearly five months in release along with alternative viewing possibilities, it’s still adding gross!

The Party (Roadside Attractions) Week 5

$63,040 in 80 theaters (-11); Cumulative: $600,623

Sally Potter’s London dinner party comedy winds down after its modest run.

Foxtrot (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 3

$52,650 in 12 theaters (+6); Cumulative: $175,824

A better-than-average early run result for a subtitled films these days. This Israeli drama has a shot at exceeding $1 million based on early results.

Also noted:

Loveless (Sony Pictures Classics) – $47,730 in theaters; Cumulative: $379,474

The Insult (Cohen) – $17,668 in 12 theaters; Cumulative: $932,230

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Sony Pictures Classics) – $12,016 in 38 theaters; Cumulative: $840,916

Source: IndieWire film

March 18, 2018

Hawkeye Is Nowhere to Be Found in the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer, Leading Fans to Demand Justice for Jeremy Renner

There are a lot of characters featured on the poster and in the trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War.” The mainsatys are all featured prominently, from Iron Man and Captain America to Black Widow and Thor, as are comparatively recent additions: T’Challa, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and long-awaited villain Thanos all make the cut.

Among so many faces and names, one is conspicuous in its absence: Hawkeye, the archer played by Jeremy Renner. The low-key marksman has never stood out much among his fellow Avengers, but the snub is being received with raised eyebrows by many fans.

Read More:  ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Breakdown: Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Some of Your Heroes

The Russo Brothers have previously assured fans that Hawkeye is indeed in the film itself, though the precise nature of his role remains to be seen. We’ll know for sure when “Infinity War” arrives in theaters on April 27.

Source: IndieWire film