Marvel’s “Assembled” returns to give us a behind the scenes look at what the team at Marvel Studios had to do to bring the 2021 Disney+ Original Series “Hawkeye” to the streaming service. While Hawkeye is almost always the overlooked Avenger, he’s also the most important because the Avengers have never lost when he’s been present for the battle. Now we’re getting a look at all the work that went into the series and how everyone involved help make the series happen.
First off, I love how cheesy “Rogers: The Musical” is just in principle. I love it even more now given all the work that went into it. It was really cool to see this Broadway songwriter about to fawn over Kevin Feige because his husband is a huge Marvel fan, only for Feige to fawn over him because Feige is a big musical fan. It’s always impressive to see the athleticism needed for dancers to perform these goofy moves. They are better athletes than some actual athletes. No one should ever doubt their dedication to their craft when you watch them perform and then learn about the effort it takes to make these moves look effortless.
My other favorite part was seeing the camaraderie between Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh. They did an amazing job on the show making their characters’ disagreements look friendly and even sisterly despite just meeting each other during the rooftop battle. It was really cool to see behind the scene that Steinfeld and Pugh have already developed a close relationship on this show that is equally as friendly and sisterly as their characters. They are two great young actors and if I’m correct, I believe Marvel is working on a “Young Avengers” series and Kate Bishop’s Hawkeye and Yelena’s Black Widow are two of the characters on that team. I want to see the two of them working together going forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I love a lot about this series. I always loved watching the special features on my DVDs and BluRays and this series feels like a big special feature documentary. While that is part of what makes this series great, it’s also part of what works against this series. Because it feels like a DVD special feature, it also feels like it shouldn’t get this major series dedicated to it like “Assembled” as become for all of the Marvel works. I will sit down and watch it and it provides some fun nonfiction content for Disney+. But I can see other streaming services not giving the behind the scenes documentary the major original series status. It’s good. It’s fun. But, it’s not really necessary.
Ranking: 3 stars out of 5