The official Lonely Island Twitter feed just dropped one helluva bombshell:
We wrote a song for this year’s Oscars that was overly ambitious (expensive and a logistical nightmare) so it wasn't produced, but here is a demo storyboard version for your enjoyment! #Oscars https://t.co/R2XaRZsmS7 pic.twitter.com/XwCl1WAjl7— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) March 5, 2018
Aaand here's the video:
The song, called "Why Not Me?", is great, as witty as anything these glorious lunatics have ever produced, but the video itself - filled with cameos from some very notable superheroes, all the Chrises (Evans, Hemsworth, Pratt, Pine and ... Rock?), and a certain pipe-dwelling murder clown - is an absolute blast. You can see how this would have worked. You can also see how putting this together would have been a widly expensive logistical nightmare.
But, hey, at least we have this version. Check it out above, and weep for what could have been.