Avengers, assemble for the Oscars!
At least, that's what producers of the 91st Academy Awards are hoping happens, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now that Kevin Hart is definitely not hosting and no replacement has been found, sources tell the site that the Oscars is hoping to reunite some of the industry's biggest stars from one of the biggest franchises in movie history.
In 2013, the ceremony brought together original "Avengers" stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has exploded in growth since then. This year's "Avengers: Infinity War" also featured actors from "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Doctor Strange," and "Black Panther." The latter is likely to be among the Best Picture nominees, making those stars' appearances even more likely.
The Feb. 24 telecast is being produced Donna Gigliotti and co-produced and directed by Glenn Weiss (yeah, the guy who proposed at the Emmys).
And of course, a Marvel-ous Oscars would be a win for Disney, since it owns Marvel and ABC, which is airing the ceremony.