With Kevin Hart off the table, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is looking for a super star-studded approach to the 91st ceremony's telecast next month.
After Hart walked away from the gig for good, the Oscars team scrambled and decided the show on Feb. 24 wouldn't have a traditional host, but will instead rely on a rotating cast to introduce various segments of ceremony. According to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy is attempting to recruit an ensemble of Avengers to help save the day.
If the Academy can pull it off, appearances by big-name members of the huge Marvel franchise will be sprinkled throughout the telecast, which already sounds way better than listening to Hart all night long. Just think about it: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lupita Nyong'o, Jeremy Renner, Letitia Wright, Samuel L. Jackson, and so many more.
According to some THR sources, several of the actors were asked not to present at the recent Golden Globes this past weekend to help build hype for their possible appearance at the Oscars. So far, this sounds like the best course of action the Academy has to replace Hart, and it will certainly be entertaining to see Earth's mightiest heroes becomes earth's mightiest award show hosts. In the end, everything is owned by Disney (ABC, the network hosting the show, and Marvel), and the gig would provide some major promo for Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters on April 26.