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‘The Avengers’ cast, including Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, to present at Oscars

By Daniel S Levine,

This year’s Oscars aren’t going to be just about singing and dancing. Members of the cast of Marvel’s The Avengers are going to be presenting awards.

The Academy confirmed on Wednesday that Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) will be presenting an award together.

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

The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, was easily the top-grossing film of 2012 and is one of the highest grossing films of all time. According to Box Office Mojo, the film finished with $623 million domestically and $1.5 billion worldwide, putting it just behind Titanic and Avatar on the all-time list.

Evans is the only actor in the group who hasn’t earned an Oscar nomination in his career. Downey has earned two for Chaplin (1992) and Tropic Thunder (2008), while Jackson was nominated for Pulp Fiction (1994). Ruffalo was nominated for The Kids Are All Right (2010) and Renner scored nods for The Hurt Locker (2009) and The Town (2010).

Other presenters include Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Mark Wahlberg with Ted.

The Oscars are on Feb. 24, live on ABC. Seth MacFarlane is hosting.

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