In the year when a comic book movie will likely get deserved respect as a Best Picture nominee and its principal villain will win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, will be hosting the 81st Academy Awards ceremonies in February. Of course, he was chosen because of how well he hosted the Tony's (he won an Emmy for it), and since he's all big and popular again because of Australia, but it's fun to think about it that way, right? Maybe Christian Bale will present an award and they'll have a Batman vs. Wolverine reference (not to mention one of battling magicians). Nice choice, I must say. Out of the box indeed.
Go to the official AMPAS press release here.