Ultimately, the song was rejected by the producers of the Academy Awards because it was "financially and logistically impossible", The Lonely Island said. Then they would at least be The "Oscar-Composing" Lonely Island.
The gist of the music video is expressed in the song title, "Why Not Me", with the idea being that "snubbed" actors would sing about their woes not being nominated.
Unfortunately, it wasn't chosen because it was "financially and logistically impossible", so for fun we thought we'd share the rough storyboards of what would have been a fully shot, star-studded music video of exorbitant cost. Called "Why Not Me?", the vide would've featured everyone from Thor, to Wonder Woman, to Pennywise, to the four Chris's (Pine, Hemsworth, Evans and Pratt), singing sorrowfully about their exclusion from the Oscars.More news: Sir Mo Farah complains of 'racially motivated unfair treatment' at German airport
"We wrote a song for this year's Oscars that was overly ambitious (expensive and a logistical nightmare) so it wasn't produced", the group explained on Twitter.
As noted in the video's text introduction, Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer were approached by the Oscars about writing a special song for the 90th Annual ceremony.
Even Vin Diesel gets a line or two, in character as Dominic Toretto, as does Jason Momoa, as Aquaman - who's none too pleased that the main character in "The Shape of Water" chose a different fish man over him.
"All visuals and vocals are temp, so please use your imagination and enjoy!"