We might see the Avengers assemble in the unlikeliest of places: the Academy Awards.
It’s no secret it hasn’t been an easy path to the 91st Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected Kevin Hart as host only to see him drop out after controversy over old tweets. The search for a new host didn’t go as planned, resulting in the AMPAS deciding to go without a host. Too make up for it, it’s turning to Earth’s mightiest heroes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the producers of the Oscars are trying to tap as many stars from Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame to make an appearance at the ceremony together. Back at the 2013 ceremony, the Academy nabbed Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson to make an appearance together but this new plan would but a whole new beast.
Details are still scarce, but sources close to the situation claim that some of the actors were asked not to present at the Golden Globes so as to make the Oscars reunion more impactful.
Given the popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is no surprise the Oscars want to capitalize on their popularity to appeal to a wider audience. More so, Black Panther is expected to earn multiple nominations, including Best Picture, the first ever for a superhero movie, so having MCU alums all over the ceremony will be a great way to create an even bigger spectacle.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony kicks off on Sunday, February 24.