The biggest shock of this announcement is that it even took this long for Marvel to do something with “Rogers: The Musical.” The studio already went to the trouble of producing and performing a whole musical number, so why not get more bang for their buck? Outside of “Hawkeye,” the song was also performed at D23 and an advertisement for the fictitious musical can be seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” It was only a matter of time before they got to work, writing more songs.
The casting call for “Rogers: The Musical” actually leaked earlier this month, but it was assumed to be for something else entirely. “Hercules” was a popular theory among fans; it turns out that Steve Rogers, a “noble, loyal, idealistic, and romantic do-gooder, who does not give up easily,” has a lot in common with the son of Zeus. The audition call asked for “singers/actors who move” for a “new limited run musical at the Hyperion Theatre at Disneyland Resort.” The listing also revealed that the book is written by Hunter Bell, with music by Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Christopher Lennertz. Only one song from the fictional musical was featured in “Hawkeye,” but an entirely different creative team was behind it: “Hairspray” duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman penned “Save The City.”
Per Disney, more details regarding the storyline, music, and debut date of “Rogers: The Musical” are still to come.