Remember when we got that first trailer for Disney+’s upcoming “Hawkeye” series? And everyone’s favorite part, “Rogers: The Musical” was teased? Yeah. We remember.
As we approach the official release date for the Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) show, more details are being revealed. Things like…”Smash,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and “Hairspray” team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were behind the in-universe Broadway show.
“[Scott and I] were at an Academy Award dinner, and I’m sitting there and someone taps me on the shoulder and says, ‘Excuse me, Kevin Feige would love to meet you,’” Shaiman told Marvel’s website. “I knew who Kevin was, and I was like he wants to meet me, really? Turns out Kevin is a film score nerd. He started talking about [the scores I’ve written] one by one and I was like, I cannot believe this is happening. We started trading emails about scores and this and that, and when I would see [Marvel movies] I would send him an email. I guess when this idea came up for Hawkeye, for there to be a musical on Broadway, he luckily thought of us, and [Scott and I] couldn’t be more ecstatic about it.”
The pair also touched on the inspiration behind the one number created for “Hawkeye.”
“We were in the middle of the very worst part of the pandemic,” Wittman added. “When we were writing it was like when people would go and bang on pots and pans for the hospital workers, first responders. It all seemed to fit into the universe that we were writing to. So, the notion of ‘someone please save New York,’ was the battle cry of [the song].”
We really can’t wait to see what’s in store from “Hawkeye” when it hits Disney+ on November 24th, 2021. You can see the most recent trailer here.