It looks like the Oscars are trying to assemble the Avengers. The annual show, which airs on February 24th, reportedly won't rely on a host and will instead try and benefit from all of the stars in attendance to introduce various segments. This could be the perfect time to promote Avengers: Endgame while attempting to get a ratings boost for the Academy Awards. Recent years have seen viewership decline and some superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe could greatly help out.
The Academy is reportedly looking to get as many stars from Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as they possibly can, going as far as to request that none of the actors present at the Golden Globes for maximum impact. The show is on ABC, which is owned by Disney and where the MCU connection comes into play. The Academy has declined to comment on their decision to bring the all-star cast together for the occasion and it's not clear if they will only have the cast members who survived the Decimation.
This wouldn't be the first time that the Avengers have shown up at The Academy Awards. Back in 2013, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson all appeared together, but that was a much different time for the MCU. Since then, the franchise has grown to even greater heights with Infinity War becoming the highest grossing movie in the franchise's history and the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time globally. Now, Avengers: Endgame is arguably the most anticipated movie of 2019, with fans dying to see the second trailer.
It isn't clear how the Academy Awards will run at this point, but it is believed that producers are scrambling to put together an unforgettable show to get past the recent Kevin Hart news. Hart was named as the host of the show in early December, only to step down two days later after some old anti-gay tweets were unearthed. Late last week, it was beginning to look like the Academy still wanted him, so the comedian took some time to rethink his original decision, only to decline once more, leaving this year's show without a host.
The Avengers news could end up being pretty big if everything works out. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters at the end of April, so there's a good chance that Marvel Studios and ABC could debut a new trailer during the Academy Awards, which would be a good way to bring in some viewers. This news has not been confirmed at this time, but it seems highly likely. As for whether or not we'll see another trailer for the highly anticipated follow up to Infinity War, that's another question. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to reveal the Avengers and Academy Awards news. Hopefully some announcements will be made in the near future.