Space Suit, Kristen Wiig and J.J. Abrams: Did Chris Rock Just Spill on His Out-of-This-World Oscars Prep?
The funnyman is ramping for the big night on Sunday – and roping in some Hollywood heavyweights to help out
We’re guessing Chris Rock doesn’t normally shop at the NASA Outlet Store.
The funnyman has posted a pair of photos on Twitter that swiftly teed up speculation about what he may have in store as Oscars host for the big night on Sunday.
And judging by the snaps, those skits may just be out of this world.
In one pic, Rock pours himself into a NASA space suit, standing with a bewildered expression on his face.
“Getting my outfit together,” he captioned the photo.
“Almost showtime,” Rock, 51, writes, with the trio peering into the camera.
Fans are no doubt readily stretching for clues on what the Oscars skits may be about.
Does the space suit riff on Best Picture nominee The Martian – and its nominated lead actor, Matt Damon? (Unless, that is, Damon’s other galactic odyssey, Interstellar, manages to wormhole its way through space and time from 2014?)
Will we see a Ghostbusters–Star Wars mashup with spookfest star Wiig and Jedi auteur Abrams?
Rock’s clearly keeping his poker face.
The comedian is back as Oscars host for the second time around, having taken on emcee duties back in 2005 when he made a big splash with his edgy, take-no-prisoners zingers.
Watch our Live from the Oscars Red Carpet show on PEOPLE.com starting at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT on Feb. 28 – and the 88th Academy Awards at 7 ET/4 PT on ABC.