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Old 02-07-2013, 03:28 AM   #477
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Default Re: Avengers Assembled: News and Speculation - - - Part 69

The Avengers Cast To Present At The Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Marvel’s The Avengers cast mates Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present together on the Oscar stage, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

“We are happy to re-unite the Avengers cast to present on our show,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Audiences who enjoyed the year’s biggest box office hit will be excited to see these terrific actors back together again.”

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.

I've never heard of five actors presenting together before. This is a nice honor for the cast of the year's biggest blockbuster. It will be wonderful to see the five of them onstage together, looking dapper in their tuxes and such. Scarlett is appearing on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which explains her absence, and I believe Chris Hemsworth is still shooting Thor. It would have been nice to have them there, though.

Originally posted by Kevin Feige

It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters.
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