Hawk eye showrunner Jonathan Igla has revealed how the hilarious Rogers: The Musical came to be.
One of the things we are most looking forward to in the coming hawk eye series is how affectionate it is with New York culture. After all, the series is set in the capital of the world, during the Christmas season, so it would be a mistake not to lean on the various quirks and unique charm of the city. And what is one of the city’s notable contributions to the art world? Broadway!
In Hawkeye, Clint Barton and his family go on a night out to see Rogers: The Musical, an adaptation of the life of Steve Rogers (Captain America). The musical also notably features Clint Barton’s Hawkeye, which was notably a consistent part of Rogers’ later years. And as a joke, the city of New York will be filled with Rogers: The Musical posters, reminding Barton that he can always see the show.
In a recent interview with Variety at the hawk eye premiere, showrunner Jonathan Igla revealed how the cultural phenomenon Hamilton served as the inspiration for the Steve Rogers musical.
“It was one of the nicest things. Every day on my commute I drove by with my fiancé who was also my second commander on the show, Elisa Climent. We drove past a ‘Hamilton’ billboard every morning on our way to the writer’s room, and one morning I was just thinking ‘Rogers: The Musical’. And we started talking about it and it expanded. One of the great things about working for Marvel is that if you have an idea that starts small or medium, it started a little medium, I’d say, and you pitch it to them and everybody gets tickled by it and everybody raves about it. They’re willing to pick it up and get on with it and make it even bigger, and I’m so excited people are seeing it. ”
Here’s the synopsis for it hawk eye:
“Former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission: to return to his family for Christmas. Possibly? Perhaps with the help of Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer who dreams of becoming a superhero. The two are forced to work together when a presence from Barton’s past threatens to derail much more than the party atmosphere.”
hawk eye Starring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Brian d’Arcy James, and Alaqua Cox. Florence Pugh is expected to return in her Black Widow role.
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