Disney and Marvel Studios are hoping that “Avengers: Endgame” will get some serious awards love this year and have begun a serious push for the film to get recognition reports The Playlist.
The studio has reportedly not only actively pushing for a Best Picture nomination, but have put forth thirteen names for acting recognition in the Best Supporting categories. No actors, including Robert Downey, Jr., are being submitted for a potential Best Actor nomination.
Downey, Jr. himself has already said that he’s not interested in campaigning for the award at all. Also on the list for consideration are the likes of Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, and Brie Larson.
The news comes as “Captain Marvel” actor Ben Mendelsohn has dropped an amusing quote about the recent return of Spider-Man to the MCU following the negotiations between Disney and Sony. Speaking to Metro about the situation, Mendo says:
“I think what happens in these things is, most of the time, cooler heads prevail. But shit man. You can’t lose Spider-Man from the Marvel universe. He’s one of their absolute mother f–king pornstars. Boy, I could name 30 that you could quite comfortably lose before you start thinking about losing Spider-Man. In fact, I cannot think of a single character who’s more important to Marvel than Spider-Man. You’ve got Hulk, you’ve got Thor…none of them are as important as Spider-Man. None of them.”
He then added that losing Spider-Man ‘would have been a disaster’ for the MCU. For now at least, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is staying where he is with his third film set to hit July 16th 2021.