John Legend and J.J. Abrams have also been added to the roster for this year's show, which unspools on Feb. 28

By Alexis L. Loinaz
Updated February 18, 2016 11:40 AM
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The Oscars are ready to rock on.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its latest batch of presenters, which include a past winner, several telecast newbies – and an unexpected rock star.

Morgan Freeman, Henry Cavill, John Legend, Sacha Baron Cohen and J.J. Abrams have been added to this year’s roster, along with a special musical performance by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.

“We’re thrilled to be joined by a movie icon, a filmmaking dynamo, a larger-than-life action hero, a master of satire and two world-renowned music power-hitters,” producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement Thursday. “This year’s show reflects a commitment to showcase cinematic contributions from a variety of genres, and this latest list of presenters reflects just that.”

They join a growing, illustrious group of presenters that already includes Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Garner, Common, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Reese Witherspoon, Jacob Tremblay and Emily Blunt.

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Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel has revealed the lineup of his 11th annual After The Oscars special airing Feb. 28, and fans can hunker down for a superhero showdown: Ben Affleck is slated to appear in the studio following the awards telecast, and he’ll be joined by Batman v Superman costar Cavill.

Other expected guests include Tracy Morgan, Mike Tyson, Nathan Lane, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Broderick.

Chris Rock is back at the helm as host for this year’s Oscars ceremony, which unspools at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Watch’s Live from the Oscars Red Carpet show starting at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT on Feb. 28 – and the 88th Academy Awards at 7 ET/4 PT on ABC.