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02/06/2013 10:06 am ET Updated Apr 08, 2013

'The Avengers' At Oscars: Robert Downey Jr. & Cast Heading To Academy Awards

"The Avengers" cast will assemble at the Oscars.

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present at the 85th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced on Wednesday.

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

Co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cobie Smulders are not scheduled to appear. Neither is Scarlett Johansson, but it should be noted that she is part of the 2013 Academy Awards in one regard this year: Johansson provided vocals on the Oscar-nominated song "Before My Time" from the documentary "Chasing Ice." It's unclear if Johansson will perform the song at the Academy Awards.

"Marvel's The Avengers" was the biggest hit of 2012. The film grossed over $1.5 billion around the globe, including $623 million in North America. That total was good for third biggest in history, behind only "Avatar" and "Titanic."

"The Avengers" was nominated for one Academy Award, in the Best Visual Effects category.

For more, head over to Oscars.org.

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