Marvel Musical in Hawkeye Is a Cringeworthy Nightmare

Performers dressed as the Avengers pose on stage during Rogers: The Musical, as seen on the Disney + series Hawkeye.

The cast of Rogers: The Musical in the middle of a performance.
Image: Disney + / Marvel

Although Marvel will never be able to survive the tire fire that was Spider-Man: Turn off the darkness, the idea of ​​superheroes singing and dancing on stage is clearly something that the creative team behind Disney + Hawkeye have wanted to realize it for some time, and they do it directly in the new series. But where Turn off the darkness he took something seriously, Hawkeyeit is striking Rogers: The Musical is an exaggerated nightmare that apparently exists as the MCU’s answer to Hamilton.

In the first episode, “Never meet your heroes, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) takes his kids around New York City for a quality vacation, and while there are countless cool things to do, the paternal avenger decides to take them all to an exhibition of Rogers: the musical. Although the musical only appears briefly in the episode before the story continues, it does show you Enough to give you an idea of ​​what kind of show Clint and the other theater patrons have signed up for. Although almost everyone else in the audience is mildly excited to see the Musical Captain America (Tom Feeney) and Musical Black Widow (Meghan Manning) singing and dancing, watching the Battle of New York become too much entertainment for Clint, and he has to rush out of the theater so you don’t feel overwhelmed by PTSD and pain.

Clint Leaving the theater means you don’t get a chance to hear the entire song that is sung on stage in the episode, but Marvel just uploaded “Save the City” in its entirety, as people have clearly Been clamoring all over the track

Within the context of Hawkeye, Rogers: The Musical is actually quite an interesting reflection on how people in the presentday MCU is dealing with returning to their “normal” lives in the wake of Thanos’ defeat at the end of Endgame. There is something decidedly strange and almost unhealthy about the feeling HawkeyeIt’s the description of people who seem to have no problem getting back into a monotonous pace of life, and it seems like that may be one of the biggest problems Clint Barton ends up facing as the series progresses.

The first two episodes of Hawkeye is it so now broadcasting on Disney +.

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