Is the ‘Avengers’ Cast Hosting the 2019 Oscars?

The 2019 Oscars are just around the corner. However, the show is still without a host. After finding himself embroiled in controversy, comedian Kevin Hart stepped down from the role. Now it looks like the Academy is literally looking to some of our favorite superheroes the save the day. Will the cast of the Avengers be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards?

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Why is Kevin Hart no longer hosting?

After some homophobic jokes from Kevin Hart’s past resurfaced on the internet, he stepped down from his role as the 2019 Oscars’ host. The comedian first refused to apologize saying he’d apologized in the past. He did eventually apologize before ruining it and going on a horrible apology tour.

Hart was extremely combative on Good Morning America before finally saying, “I am done with it. It gets no more energy. For the last time, I am done addressing this. There is no more conversation about it. I’m done with it, I am over it.” We don’t think anyone is going to be asking the Ride Along star to host anything ever again.

Will the cast of Marvel’s Avengers step in to host the Oscars?

In 2019, the Academy Awards will officially be hostless. To combat that lackluster news, the Academy is scrambling to try to add to flare to the awards ceremony. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Academy is trying to get the actors who portray Marvel’s Avengers together to carry the show.

Basically this means that they are determined to get our favs like Chadwick Boseman, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson and everyone else on stage to act not as presenters but as the folks who present the presenters and announce the categories. Honestly, it sounds like a dreadful idea and we have no idea if it will actually work. However, the Oscars airs on ABC which is owned by Disney. The studio also owns Marvel so you never know what might happen.

Back in 1988, the Academy Awards went live without a host. Unfortunately, we don’t think the Academy would like to go down that path again because the entire ceremony was a disaster that ended up ruining a young actresses’ career.

The real reason no one wants to host the Oscars this year

Hosting the Oscars is a thankless job that pays rather poorly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the host is paid between $15,000 and $25,000. It’s also a ton of work with writing and rehearsals and the weight of responsibility to make sure things run smoothly. Comedian Seth McFarlane who hosted the ceremony in 2013 explained to Entertainment Weekly, “Look, it’s a gig that has all eyes on it. And when you’re doing something that’s that much in the spotlight, with that much focus on it, that much intensity, you’re going to have a lot of opinions from a lot of people. I’m trying to think of the last time that I read a review of the Oscars the next day where everyone is raving about it—it’s been a long time.”

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