Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin told Entertainment Tonight at the 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon on Saturday that Rock, 50, is "hard at work."
"He and his writing staff locked themselves in a room," Hudlin said. "As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, 'I'm throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show.' "
Hudlin also confirmed that the comedian – who often addresses issues of race in his movies and stand-up – would be including some #OscarsSoWhite jokes during the show.
"Chris is that thorough," he added. "He's that brilliant, and I have 1000 percent confidence that he will deliver something that people will be talking about for weeks."
Rock previously joked about the Academy Awards' ongoing race issue, which resurfaced earlier this month after no people of color were nominated for any of the major acting categories and only one non-white person – Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu – was nominatedfor best director, when he tweeted a promo for the show and called it "the white BET Awards."
The controversy has caused some stars, like Will Smith and Jada-Pinkett Smith, to say they are skipping the show this year, and Tyrese Gibson even said that Rock should step down from hosting duties.
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However, not everyone has called for Rock to step back from hosting. Marlon Wayans told PEOPLE that the comedian was the perfect person to address the controversy.
"There's no greater person to talk about this than Chris Rock," he said.
The 88th Annual Academy Awards will air Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on ABC.