The Avengers Cast will present at The Oscars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo, who played Iron Man, Captain America, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and Bruce Banner / The Hulk, respectively, will compete for presentation time.
This is the first time the Academy Awards has made a presentation move that was a direct nod to the growing significance of comicbook-to-screen movies.
“We are happy to re-unite the ‘Avengers’ cast to present on our show,” said Oscars Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who also produced films like The Bucket List and Footloose). “Audiences who enjoyed the year’s biggest box office hit will be excited to see these terrific actors back together again.”
This is a brilliant move. Robert Downey has twice been nominated for an Oscar, for his leading role in “Chaplin” (1992) and for his supporting role in “Tropic Thunder” (2008).
Evans, who will be making his first Oscar show appearance, will be seen in the upcoming “The Iceman.”
Jackson was nominated in 1994 for his supporting role in “Pulp Fiction.” He can also be seen in this year’s Best Picture nominee “Django Unchained.”
Renner was nominated for his leading role in 2009 Best Picture winner “The Hurt Locker” and for his supporting role in “The Town” (2010). Renner had roles in this year’s “The Bourne Legacy” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (2011).
Ruffalo received his first nomination for his supporting role in 2010 Best Picture nominee “The Kids Are All Right.”
Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide