Stellan Skarsgard Returning as Erik Selvig for Avengers: Age of Ultron Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.17.2014
His fourth appearance as the character...
In an interview in the latest issue of Total Film Magazine (via CBM), actor Stellan Skarsgard revealed that he will be returning as the role of Dr. Erik Selvig in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron sequel. Below are some highlights from the interview.
Selvig last appeared in 2013's Thor: The Dark World. The character first appeared in Thor in 2011. Skarsgard played the character again in The Avengers in 2012.
Skarsgard on the Selvig role and that he will return as the character in Age of Ultron: "I didn't have much clue about the Marvel universe at that time. What I said to Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel, was, 'All those superheroes? Still in those comic books? Can you make money out of that?' The whole table just froze and looked at me as if I was an idiot. But you sign on for at least five films, I think. Or I did. I'm going to do my fourth. I'm going to be in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, a small appearance. It's something really nice. Even if it's owned by Disney now, it's really run by four or five people, and they know exactly what they're doing. I like working with them because if I have a problem with the scene, I have Kevin Feige's number. I can call the head of the studio. You can't do that when you work on a normal Disney film or with Warner Bros or Paramount."
Skarsgard on if he will be running around nude again like in Thor 2: "Yeah, I was naked again. They called my agent and said, 'Do you think Stellan will mind being naked?' My agent laughed his head off. Yeah, I almost insist! Sometimes with a contract you get a nudity clause, which is fantastic. It's supposed to protect me from having my genitals exploited, which I doubt anybody would make a dime on."
Skarsgard on if he can reveal anything about the film: "First of all, I don't know what I'm allowed to say. But usually they call me in if they need something explained. There's a lot of explanations to do when it comes to that universe."