Video: It’s no secret that blockbuster movies rarely get a lot of love on Oscar night. So, this year, producers tried to remedy that by hiring comedy songwriters The Lonely Island to tackle the subject. However, the resulting idea was deemed “financially and logistically impossible” and cut from the show.
Pennywise didn’t make an appearance at the Oscars, but he could have. Photo: Warner Bros.
That didn’t stop The Lonely Island, though, whose members (including Andy Samberg) posted a rough version of their idea online today. If they’d had their way, Chris Hemsworth would have reprised his role as Thor, Gal Gadot would have appeared as Wonder Woman, Bill Skarsgård would have been Pennywise, Jason Momoa would have been Aquaman… you get the idea. Here’s the video for “Why Not Me”.
The Aquaman/Shape of Water stuff is my favourite but, as the video goes on and on and becomes more and more elaborate, it’s pretty obvious this skit was never really going to happen. All the Chrises would have had to participate, as well as Michael Fassbender, Vin Diesel, and other actors who weren’t even at the Oscars, let alone available to make fun of their own movies.
So while we may never see the fully realised version of what “Why Not Me” could’ve been, at least we have this.