Imagine going to church on Easter only to find Iron Man standing in for the role of Jesus. Welcome to the Avengers Crucifixion Musical!
As far as Christians are concerned, the Easter story has been locked down and set in stone since the dawn of the New Testament. Jesus died, Jesus rose, and all are forgiven. Maybe it’s a bit more complex than that; these days, I’m pretty much agnostic and definitely not the authority. But what I am sure of is that Iron Man never figured into the resurrection tale… or did he? The Church of the Rock in Winnipeg, Manitoba, thinks he does. This is why they performed the Avengers Crucifixion Musical for Easter back in 2019.
Pastor Mark Huges of the Church of the Rock in Winnipeg has a tendency to … update the Easter story for his annual sermon. He’s done Back To The Future parodies, and Lion King remakes. But perhaps his greatest achievement was in 2019, when he had the Devil as Loki performing REM’s “It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” before crucifying Jesus as Iron Man on the cross — who in turn responds to Loki’s musical interlude by singing “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba.boingboing.net