After having trouble finding a permanent host for the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may look to fill the void by assembling the star-studded cast from Marvel Studios' The Avengers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the awards show will use a rotating cast of stars to replace a traditional host, with appearances planned for members of Marvel Studios' Avengers franchise playing a key role in the Feb. 24 broadcast.
This wouldn't be the first time an Avengers reunion took place on an Oscars telecast. The 2013 Oscars reunited Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Renner following the box office success of 2012's The Avengers. Now, with the size of the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanding to include the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Tom Holland, the 2019 Oscars have all the makings for a supersized Avengers reunion.
THR goes on to report The Academy declined to comment, with details still being finalized on how the Avengers stars would be incorporated into the broadcast. Sources also said the actors were asked not to present at the Golden Globes in order to better maximize an Oscars appearance.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will air February 24, 2019.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.