Hawkeye is currently tracking to be the highest-anticipated Marvel Studios TV series EVER, and a lot of that credit goes to Rogers: The Musical. Yes, that is a thing.
Set post-Blip in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Rogers: The Musical is a musical (naturally) that centers around the life of Steve Rogers, from a scrawny orphan to Captain America.
While the play is set inside the MCU, who knows? Maybe Marvel Studios gets the cast together, shoots the entire play, and releases the “Rogers: The Musical Cut”. Alternate cuts of films/TV shows are in no short supply these days.
Kevin Feige Talks The Creation Of Rogers: The Musical Within Hawkeye
At the Hawkeye global press conference in Los Angeles, a question was asked regarding the musical, and how it came to be. Director Rhys Thomas (Episodes 1-2, 6) answered the question:
Yeah, it was an innocent suggestion in one of our calls that I quickly tried to backtrack on.Hawkeye Director Rhys Thomas on how Rogers: The Musical came to be
Kevin Feige (Executive Producer) then popped in, and added a bit more elaboration to Thomas’ answer:
Which is true. Which is true, but I love the idea and it gave a reason. There was always, it was a bit of a generic Christmas in New York Clint taking the kids. It was a daddy weekend before Christmas, and I had met the amazing composer Marc Shaiman at an event a few weeks ago. This is very, like the most social I’ve ever been, I’m not a social guy.
So, to even say I met him at an event, the event was like one of the three events I’ve been to in the last 10 years. And I thought he would, his husband’s a giant, giant Marvel fan. So, when Rhys said that it gave us context for the opening episode. Context for why Clint is in New York. Context for Clint seeing himself in the way the world sees Hawkeye. And gave us an opportunity to have an amazing song by Marc Shaiman.Hawkeye Producer Kevin Feige on his involvement in Rogers: The Musical
It’ll be interesting to see how Rogers: The Musical will fit in to the Hawkeye storyline. Based off of Kevin Feige’s words, it seems that the musical is central to why and how Clint Barton comes to be in New York. One possibility is that he hears about the musical, and decides that he wants to take his kids to see it, and after the musical, he sees the news report about Ronin.
Another thing to look forward to is the song in the play, written by Marc Shaiman. Feige describes both the song and composer as “amazing”, and when Kevin Feige calls it amazing, you know it’s truly something.
What do you think of this latest news, and are you excited to see Rogers: The Musical when watching Hawkeye? For all breaking news and updates, follow @The_Illuminerdi on Twitter. Hawkeye premieres on Disney+ on November 24.