Ever since the world-changing events of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios has made it clear that the Avengers are very much the celebrities of this world. With Iron Man having made the ultimate sacrifice and Captain America taking early retirement, the two heroes have been immortalized in this world through various mediums. Spider-Man: Far From Home saw a documentary dedicated to Tony Stark and his heroic life while Hawkeye revealed an entire musical adaptation of Steve Rogers' accomplishments.
As soon as the first trailer for Hawkeye hit the internet, viral attention was quickly drawn to Rogers: The Musical, a stage play starring the Avengers and adapting the heroic life of Steve Rogers' Captain America.
With the series premiere of Hawkeye, fans finally saw this glimpse of Rogers: The Musical with the song-singing reenactment of the Battle of New York from 2012's The Avengers - with the added appearance of Ant-Man for unclear reasons.
The MCU has always been a closely interconnected world and with Hawkeye taking place in the key location of New York City, much like Spider-Man: No Way Home, it's no surprise to see it referenced in a new clip from the wall-crawler's threequel.
No Way Home Clip References Hawkeye Series
A newly-released clip from Spider-Man: No Way Home briefly referenced Rogers: The Musical from the Disney+ Hawkeye series with the fleeting appearance of a billboard.
Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Zendaya's MJ can be seen swinging past a billboard for Rogers: The Musical - the theatrical adaptation of Captain America's life which debuted in Hawkeye's series premiere.
The billboard bares the same design as the posters displayed outside the theater where Clint Barton attended the musical with his family in Hawkeye Episode 1.
Fans were treated to a portion of the play in Hawkeye as it loosely adapted the events of 2012's The Avengers, but it seems, for now, the inclusion in No Way Home will be limited to an Easter egg.
Do No Way Home and Hawkeye Connect?
With posters and billboards for Rogers: The Musical coating the biggest streets of New York, it certainly appears to be the Broadway hit of 2024. While the opening of No Way Home takes place in the summer, Hawkeye doesn't take place until the festive season, so Clint and his family weren't in too much rush to catch a showing.
As No Way Home will at least partially take place in the holiday season, there are plenty of opportunities for connections to Hawkeye. After all, the reality-bending visuals displayed in the trailers for Spider-Man's Multiversal blockbuster would certainly be tough for Clint not to take notice of.
Interestingly, Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock aka Daredevil has been rumored to return from his canceled Netflix series in No Way Home with Vincent D'Onofrio reportedly reprising his Kingpin role in Hawkeye. With the two projects releasing so close together, the timing seems extremely suspicious as both characters have been absent for years.
Back in the prime of Marvel TV, Agents of SHIELD released numerous crossover episodes with the theatrical blockbusters, including Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Civil War. With the episodic side of the MCU now under Kevin Feige's control, the opportunities just got even bigger for more grand-scale crossovers between the two formats.
For now, there is little to suggest Hawkeye will connect to No Way Home, although seeing fun Easter eggs such as this are always welcome to keep viewers reminded that even across streaming and theaters, it's all connected.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021.