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After almost all of "The Avengers" were on stage to present at this year's Golden Globes (out of costume of course), is it any surprise the Academy is bringing in some of the biggest superhero guns it can find to appear at this year's Oscar show? Hugh Jackman is already in the mix, but now AMPAS has revealed Robert Downey, Jr. will return to present at the Kodak Theater as well.
A two-time nominee for "Chaplin" and "Tropic Thunder," Downey, Jr. is best known to moviegoers for his roles as Tony Stark, aka "Iron Man" and as the super sleuth Sherlock Holmes (with a sequel conveniently on the way). Will this entice more young men to tune in this year? Probably not, considering he also presented last year (with Tina Fey), but considering Jackman's hosting stint actually improved those TV demo rating numbers, it can't hurt to try.