Disney Pushing Robert Downey Jr. And More ‘Avengers’ Stars For Oscars

Disney are now pushing Robert Downey Jr. and several of his Avengers: Endgame co-stars for Oscars in a new campaign.

After Avengers: Endame proved to be a success both critically and financially, Disney’s Oscars campaign for the Marvel Studios film now includes Robert Downey Jr. and several of his co-stars for the Best Supporting Actor/Actress awards. When Disney’s Oscars campaign for Avengers: Endgame was first announced, none of the cast were included in the “For Your Consideration” posters for the film, as they focused on the technical talent behind the camera.

Disney’s Oscars campaign is now eyeing Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd and Don Cheadle for the Best Supporting Actor award. While Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan and Brie Larson are all up for Best Supporting Actress. It’s surprising that Disney’s Oscars Campaign hasn’t targeted Robert Downey Jr. or Chris Evans for the Best Actor award — perhaps they think they’ve got more chance in the supporting categories.

Do you think Robert Downey Jr. and the rest of the Avengers: Endgame cast have a chance with Disney’s Oscars Campaign? Tell us in the comments!

Robert Downey Jr. last appeared as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the official synopsis:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available to own on 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. It will also be available to stream on Disney Plus when it launches on November 12, 2019.

Source: Disney

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

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