‘Hamilton’ Trailer: Disney Raises The Curtain On Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway Sensation

Because somebody at Disney has a really sick sense of humor, the debut trailer for the filmed performance of Broadway sensation Hamilton (aka #Hamilfilm) has arrived at 11pm at night. Who timed this out?

Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t a narrative adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. This is a filmed edition of the musical from Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in June 2016, shot by Tommy Kail, director of the stage production. The original cast is all in place, too, including Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Phillipa Soo, and Anthony Ramos, all of which have gone on to do pretty great things on the big screen.

Disney had planned for this to hit theaters in October 2021 followed by a release on Disney+, but the outbreak of COVID-19 moved everything up and changed the rollout considerably.  Hamilton will now hit Disney+ on July 3rd.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.