‘Hawkeye’ Trailer Has Marvel Fans Demanding Steve Rogers Musical

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The first look at the return of original Avenger Clint Barton (Jeremey Renner) was finally revealed in the official trailer from Marvel Studios for the upcoming series Hawkeye. As the hotly anticipated project began trending on Twitter, fans have taken to social media in droves to share their obsession with the in-universe Captain America Broadway show teased in the Hawkeye trailer — Rogers: The Musical! 

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In the new series, Jeremy Renner returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Clint Barton for the first time since Avengers: Endgame (2019). Hawkeye pairs Renner’s Barton with MCU newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. Steinfeld will Kate Bishop — a skilled marksman, aspiring hero, and Hawkeye’s protégé.

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The cast also features Alaqua Cox as Echo, and a stacked ensemble that includes Vera Farmiga, Fra Free, Tony Dalton and Florence Pugh as Black Widow‘s Yelena Belova. We last saw Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova in the post-credits scene of Black Widow (2021) being gently encouraged by Contessa Val (Julia Louis Dreyfus) to hunt down Clint Barton as revenge for the death of Natasha Romanov.

While the darker themes of Hawkeye’s story are present in the Hawkeye trailer — specifically Clint Barton’s bloodthirsty war on the criminal underworld as the masked vigilante Ronin during the period following Thanos’s snap in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) — the first-look also has some delightfully lighthearted moments as well.

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Perhaps no element of the Hawkeye trailer has captured the imaginations of the Twitter-sphere quite like the mention of Rogers: The Musical — the in-universe Broadway show that features singing, dancing “variants” of the Avengers: Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Loki, Iron Man, and more.

The series is set with New York City at Christmas as its backdrop. In the trailer, Clint Barton races to get square with his spotty recent past while guiding Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop in a slew of arrow-heavy action sequences intercut with a dreamy, Holiday-decorated New York — all while Andy Williams croons the Christmas classic, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

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Clint tells his family that he’s “making up for lost time,” following their 5 -year disappearance during the “Blip.” It appears some of that quality time may include a trip to a Captain America Broadway musical. The trailer shows a New York City street lined with Rogers: The Musical billboards and later features a choregraphed number and a twirling Steve Rogers actor brandishing a Captain America shield.

Marvel fans on social media were very much on-board with a musical inspired by the original Captain America, and his part in the “Battle of New York.”

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Twitter-user Jarentalks shared a possible song list featuring Marvel Cinematic Universe inside jokes, Tweeting,

ROGERS: The Musical is a limited time extravaganza, exploring the life of Steve Rogers, just a kid from Brooklyn. Songs include:
Standing Taller
Doing This All Day
‘Til The End of The Line
Watch Your Mouth
On Your Left
The Price for Freedom …AND MORE!

Marissa Longo started her day feeling very seen — as her twin passions of musical theater and the Marvel Cinematic Universe were at long last colliding, sharing,

hello I woke up to the news that there is an in canon mcu musical about Steve Rogers aka my entire brand?!? will be reporting back with further updates

Loki lover Lokius creatively conjured up an image of Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) viewing the Captain America musical at the TVA, saying,

Loki and Mobius are watching Steve Rogers the Musical #HawkeyeTrailer #Hawkeye

While Steve Rogers is not throwin’ away his shot, Twitter-user zach says the Emmy-winning Hamilton from Broadway icon Lin Manuel-Miranda doesn’t have anything on a musical take on the Infinity Saga and Captain America. He posted,


Reflecting on the entire life of a Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), @safeforchris was awed by the epic journey, saying,

steve rogers really went from getting beat up by a bully at the local cinema’s back alley to people dedicating a theatre musical for him. boy really made it.

Caroline Darney summed up the sentiment of much of the Twitter-verse with regard to the prospect of a Captain America Broadway musical, asking Marvel Studios to please take her money:

I would absolutely pay a lot of money to see Steve Rogers: The Musical

While the commercial viability of a real Marvel Broadway show is questionable — Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark famously lost more than $60 million and was plagued by cast injuries and false-starts — it’s clear that Marvel fans are excited for the Disney+ Hawkeye series for not only the high-octane action but also the lovely New York City Christmas vibes.

Surely, one of the timelines in Marvel’s expansive Multiverse must include a Broadway Musical universe.

Hawkeye debuts November 24 to kick off the Holiday season, just a few weeks before the December 17 theatrical release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Hawkeye will be the fifth Marvel Cinematic Universe series to stream on Disney+, following WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If…?.

Would you pay to see a real Captain America Broadway musical? Let us know in the comments!

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