According to a recent study which analysed multiple data points, Hawkeye is the most valuable Avenger in the MCU.
When many think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Avengers in general, they think of the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. While Hawkeye will be a little way down the list, a recent study is suggesting he is much more valuable.
The Film Franchise Showdown study combined figures from production budgets, box office earnings, IMDb scores, metascores, award nominations, and award wins to make a declaration of the most valuable Avenger.
And it turns out Hawkeye has been in the most successful films. The Study claims: “Hawkeye has appeared in six MCU instalments to date, claiming an average ROI of 5.3 per film. In comparison, each film that features Thor has an average ROI of 5.06, Captain America has an ROI of 4.9, and Iron Man has an average ROI of 4.8 per appearance. The detailed analysis shows that Black Panther remains the best Marvel installment to date thanks to its high box office sum and critical acclaim, while The Incredible Hulk was met with the least financial and critical success overall.”
Of course, Hawkeye is helped tremendously by the fact that he has never had his own solo film, which no doubt put him above the likes of Thor and Captain America. He is however lined up for a Disney+ show, which was originally scheduled for a 2021 release but has now been pushed back to 2022 (assuming it still happens at all).
What do you think? Is the study an accurate representation of an Avenger’s worth to the franchise? Let us know in the comments and on social media @flickeringmyth…