The Academy Reportedly Wants Avengers Cast for Hostless Oscars Telecast

After Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the 91st Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reportedly use a rotating cast of hosts for various segments of the show, according to THR.

The producers are reportedly looking to assemble as many cast members as possible from Marvel’s Avengers for an Oscars reunion.

After the release of 2012’s Avengers, many of the cast members joined the 2013 Academy Awards telecast together on stage, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The cast of Avengers has grown immensely since that time and a reunion on the ABC network, which is owned by Disney, would fall in line with promotion for Avengers: Endgame’s release in theaters on April 26.

According to THR’s sources, several of the actors were asked not to present at the Golden Globes so they could make a bigger impact at the Oscars with a full-cast appearance.

The 91st Oscars will air on Feb. 24, 2019, and is being produced by Donna Gigliotti and co-produced and directed by Glenn Weiss.

We found out last month after Hart stepped down from his role, that the Academy was considering not having a sole host at all, and instead would have an “SNL style” show throughout the evening.

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For more on the 2019 Academy Awards, read about why Marvel’s best Oscar hope may have shifted to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opposed to Black Panther, if the events of Avengers: Infinity War hurt the Oscar chances for Black Panther, and why the Popular Film category that was not accepted at the Oscars this year, would have been a huge mistake.

Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN and will admit that she dresses up every year to watch the Academy Awards. Follow her on Twitter @jessieannwade for lots of Oscar talk leading up to the night.

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