The Avengers Stars To Present At The Academy Awards
The Avengers will be assembling at the Academy Awards later this month. Well, some of them will, anyway. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present at the Oscars, according to the announcement show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made today. That'll bring Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Clint Barton and Bruce Banner back together for the big event, representing one of last year's most anticipated and appreciated blockbusters.
Deadline shared the announcement today, which - in addition to announcing that the five actors will be presenting an award during the ceremony, scheduled to air Sunday, February 24 - also notes the Oscar history among them, which includes two nominations for Downey (Chaplin, Tropic Thunder), two for Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town) and one nomination a piece for Jackson (Pulp Fiction) and Ruffalo (The Kids are All Right). This is Evans first Oscar show appearance.
As exciting as it will be to see five stars from The Avengers, we can't help but notice that two Avengers are missing from the list. There was no mention of Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow) or Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in the announcement. It's possible they haven't been confirmed yet or they aren't able to attend the ceremony. It seems less likely that they weren't asked, but that's also a possibility. Either way, it'll be a nice surprise if the two do manage to make it to the event. In the meantime, Marvel fans and anyone who enjoyed Joss Whedon's film will likely appreciate seeing some of the Avengers stars reunited on the Oscars stage. There was no mention on what they'll be presenting.
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