Marvel Comics 'The Avengers' cast to reunite as presenters at Academy Awards

Downey, Evans, Jackson, Renner, Ruffalo together

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Avengers" fans won't have to wait for a sequel to see the cast back together.

Castmates Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present together on the Oscar stage, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Wednesday.

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"We are happy to reunite the 'Avengers cast to present on our show," the producers said. "Audiences who enjoyed the year's biggest box office hit will be excited to see these terrific actors back together again."

Downey has twice been nominated for an Oscar, for his leading role in "Chaplin" (1992) and for his supporting role in "Tropic Thunder" (2008).

Jackson was nominated in 1994 for his supporting role in "Pulp Fiction," while Renner was nominated for his leading role in 2009 Best Picture winner "The Hurt Locker" and for his supporting role in "The Town" (2010).

Ruffalo received his first nomination for his supporting role in 2010 Best Picture nominee "The Kids Are All Right."

Evans will be making his first Oscar show appearance.

The Oscars will air Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. on RTV6.
 

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