The Academy is in the process of recruiting multiple Avengers: Endgame actors to partake in the upcoming Oscars ceremony broadcast. After the Kevin Hart debacle, it was ultimately decided that the 91st Oscars will go on without an official host. Instead, the Academy will call upon a rotating cast of celebrities to introduce the show's various segments. It's a rather unprecedented situation (this has only happened twice in the history of the Academy Awards), and one that's left producers scrambling as they try to iron out all the details.
Fortunately for the Academy, the Oscars are broadcast on ABC, which is part of Disney's expansive media empire. The Mouse House, of course, is home to several of the industry's most popular franchises, including Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the latter set to release Avengers: Endgame in April, the Oscars are hoping to capitalize on Earth's Mightiest's high profile and have some Avengers (partially) host the event.
According to THR, the Oscar telecast producers are trying to secure appearances from several Avengers actors. No names were listed as possibilities, but the report indicated the more the Academy could get, the better.
This development should not surprise anyone. The MCU is arguably the most dominant property in Hollywood these days, and several of their stars are beloved around the globe. Surely, the hope is a number of the heavy-hitters (like Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans) sign on and they'll be able to tap into their strong chemistry to deliver an entertaining program. Obviously, who participates will depend entirely on schedules and who's available. This came together at the last minute and the Oscars are a mere handful of weeks away. It takes a bit of time to prepare and plan out the show, so the Academy will need to line up a roster of people (superheroes or not) in the very near future. It'll be interesting to see who they lock in.
If ABC and the Academy are able to land some key Avengers, it'll be a big boost in terms of promoting the ceremony. They'll be able to use multiple famous faces in television spots, raising buzz and awareness for Hollywood's biggest night. After enduring diminishing ratings the last few years, going host-less (which admittedly wasn't their first choice) may be the best thing for the Academy. Casual viewers might tune in out of sheer curiosity, and if Endgame stars are present, that will ideally help matters. Perhaps ABC can call upon Star Wars actors to help out as well.