According to Comic Book Movie on Monday, in an interview with the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier's" Russo brothers directors in regards to a promotion for the upcoming Blu-ray movie there was a matter of thoughts on Hawkeye's Clint Barton even being in "Captain America 2." Co-director Joe Russo mentioned that if he was in the second movie, it would have changed things because earlier plans for the sequel would have involved the artisan archer. It was more of a scheduling issue according to the co-director.
In fact, it would have entailed an additional 10 to 15 minutes of running time to the film as it would need to be carefully and methodically planned out. Such a time would have been a requisite to making Hawkeye part of the film if he were to have been included in it. There had been a couple of rather "cool scenes" according to the co-director.
"He had a couple of really cool scenes in the movie. It’s a big movie as it is, so it certainly helped that it’s not in there. I think it would increase the running time by about 10 or 15 minutes if they were in the movie, just because you want the right amount of time to actually treat those scenes properly. I think it was a scheduling issue."
Another issue that was addressed was whether or not ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." would also be impacted by the events that will occur in "Captain America 3", Russo stated that there's no way to know at this time as it's an ever evolving process. However, since the events in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" left S.H.I.E.L.D. abandoned and now currently out of the equation, it's likely no longer a huge component that would tie into "Captain America 3." There is no longer a grand scale situation as the agents have gone rogue.
"Captain America 3" opens in theaters come May 6, 2016.