The Academy recruits superheroes

The Academy extended a record 774 invitations for new members, including directors, VFX, actors, marketing and PR, and more to join the Academy and be able to vote for Oscars.

Among the actors: lots of superheroes and cast from Star Wars: Rogue One.

Superhero actors include:

  • Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Justice League)
  • Chris Evans (Captain America, Avengers)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers)
  • Lou Ferrigno (Hulk)
  • Chris Pratt (Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Elizabeth Olson (Scarlet Witch, Avengers)
  • Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad)
  • Omar Sy (Bishop, X-Men Days of Future Past)
  • Fan Bingbing (Blink, X-Men Days of Future Past)
  • Zoe Kravitz (Angel, X-Men First Class)
  • Ming Na Wen (Agent May, Agents of Shield
  • Ruth Negga (Raina, Agents of Shield)

Could these new members help superhero films get more love at the Oscars? Time will tell!