‘Avengers’ Assemble! (Most of the) Cast To Present At The Oscars 


The highest grossing 2012 Best Picture nominee, to date, is Les Misérables. Tom Hooper‘s all-star, all-live singing adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical has brought in $340 million worldwide. Making it official, once and for all, that people really love to watch sad people singing. Just, not as much as watching superheroes kick butt. Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers — which is an Oscar nominee itself in the Visual Effects category — earned a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide since its May 2012 release.

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While none of the cast will likely get to same in the glory on February 24 as say, Les Mis‘ Anne Hathaway or possibly Hugh Jackman, the Avengers will still have a chance to assemble on the Oscar stage. The Academy announced on Wednesday, via Twitter, that the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Nick Fury will all be presenters at the ceremony. Okay, if we’re getting all technical here: Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson, respectively. (Their co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth were not slated as presenters and there’s no word on which category they’ll be presenting for.)

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It’s unlikely that the stars will come out in full Avengers garb (Ruffalo’s would provide…a challenge) you can pretty much take this one to the bank: they will be witty banter and reparte between them. Oh, will there be witty banter and reparte. Though, how amazing would it be if, instead, later into the show they just decided to extend the post-credits restaurant scene and everyone stares off in exhausted silence.

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[Photo credit: Marvel Studios]

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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper, MTV.com, and iVillage.com. She is thrilled to be a part of the Hollywood.com team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')