If you weren’t aware, the song is entitled “Save the City.” Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) takes his kids to a performance of “Rogers: The Musical,” a retelling of the Avengers’ battle in New York from 2012. Clint and fam aren’t very impressed by the show, though we as audience members definitely are. Clint watches Natasha’s musical counterpart and we can see how much he’s still grieving for his best friend. His kids can see it as well, and they leave the theater. Whatever your thoughts on the series are, it’s a pretty great juxtaposition. We’re loving it, marveling at the buckets of cheese that are flowing off that stage, all the while understanding what Clint is going through.
Getting a selfie request while at a urinal mid-show didn’t help, of course.
“Save the City” was written and composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman who brought us “Hairspray,” “Smash,” and “Mary Poppins Returns.” It certainly explains why it’s such juicy goodness. The performance is funny for the audience, but it’s still a super solid musical song.