'The Avengers' cast set to assemble at the Oscars

By steven mitchell,

Marvel’s The Avengers will be assembling once again at the Oscars, Sunday, February 24 - well most of them anyway.

Iron Man taking his rightful position front and center, out-c... on Twitpic

Actors Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson will be together presenting at the Academy Awards, reports ComingSoon.net. Co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth were not announced. The announcement came from Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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

Most of the team are Oscar vets. Downey has been nominated two times for Best Actor in Chaplin (1992) and Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder (2008).

Renner was nominated in 2009 for Best Actor in The Hurt Locker. He was again nominated in 2010 for Best Supporting Actor in The Town.

Jackson and Ruffalo have each been nominated once in the past. Jackson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Pulp Fiction (1994). He will be there in support for Best Picture nominee Django Unchained. Ruffalo was nominated in 2010 for the same award in The Kids Are All Right.

Evans is the only newcomer to the Academy Awards.

The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center. The show will be hosted live by Seth McFarlane on ABC. According to Deadline, the presentation can be seen live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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