Marvel Is Actually Making A Musical And Fans Are Absolutely Ecstatic

Rogers: The Musical, which fans got to see pieces of in Disney+'s Hawkeye, is become a bonafide musical production at Disneyland.

By Britta DeVore | Updated

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Rogers: The Musical being performed in Hawkeye

From satire to serious, Marvel is finally giving fans what we want – a musical! Deadline reports that Rogers: The Musical, also known as the Hawkeye joke that kept on giving, will be coming to a stage near Disneyland guests at the Hyperion Stage inside Disneyland’s California Adventure Park. If you’re that beautiful mix of Marvel lover and musical theater nerd (guilty!), this is definitely not going to be a show to miss, and there’s only a limited window for you to see it, as the curtain will rise and fall on the superhero stage production over the summer. 

First breaking the news on their Twitter, in a post that you can see above, the official Avengers account shared the news that the Marvel musical would be heading for the neon lights of Broadway – er – California Adventure Park with a clip of a very familiar character approaching the Hyperion theater. As a shadowy figure that looks an awful lot like Peggy Carter steps out of the rolling fog, a jazzy trumpet flares before a full brass ensemble comes in. Taking a look at her Playbill which has the logo for Rogers: The Musical animated on its cover, the woman elegantly walks toward the theater which has the words “coming soon” dotting its marquee.

The Marvel musical’s arrival will come as an exciting addition to the park’s Avengers Campus, which is currently home to pulse-pounding rides including Guardians of the Galaxy – MISSION: Breakout! and Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. Packed with fun ways to come face-to-face with your favorite characters, experiences, and foods from the MCU, Rogers: The Musical will be one more way for fans to immerse themselves in the expansive superhero universe.

In case you missed it, Marvel debuted Rogers: The Musical in an episode of the Disney+ series Hawkeye. The first episode sees Jeremy Renner’s titular character, also known as Clint Barton, as the only Avenger showing up for the New York opening of the Tony Award shoo-in. Along with his family, Barton takes in the eye-catching sights and earworm sounds of the first Avengers-themed musical which takes audiences to The Battle of New York. 

Following the show’s premiere episode, many fans were wondering if Marvel would ever go through with creating its own musical. After all, with franchises like Harry Potter and studios like Disney plunging their hands into the overflowing pool of musical opportunities, why shouldn’t the comic-book-turned-big-screen franchise? However, lest we forget the Broadway flop that was Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a wild ride that featured music from U2’s Bono and the Edge and proved that some things just don’t need to be made into musicals

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Patrick Page as Green Goblin in the doomed Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark production

Unlike the aforementioned Spider-Man show, Marvel seems to be making better decisions for its musical, investing in the help and talents of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to pen its songs. For those who may not know, Shaiman and Wittman are the names behind tunes from major hit productions including Hairspray, Mary Poppins Returns, and Smash. Shaiman will also serve as the producer for the cast recording. 

It’s still early days on announcements for Marvel’s upcoming musical, with the major cast members not being revealed at this time. And, while we can expect the plot to follow a similar story as the original Rogers: The Musical, no story details have been announced yet either. But, for Broadway and MCU fans, one thing’s for sure – you won’t want to miss out on this smash hit show during its limited run at Disneyland’s California Adventure Park.