Skarsgard Talks "Avengers" Sequel Role

By Garth Franklin Saturday August 16th 2014 09:02PM
Skarsgard Talks "Avengers" Sequel Role

It seems the guys at Marvel love Stellan Skarsgard's Dr. Erik Selvig character as the actor has confirmed he's not only coming back for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," he may also 'drop trou' again.

Skarsgard appeared in both "Thor" films and the first "The Avengers". In "Thor: The Dark World," his character appears to have gone slightly mad and is seen in a news broadcast running around Stonehenge naked and raving. During an interview with Total Film magazine, the Swedish actor talked a bit about his contract with Marvel and why he likes working for them:

"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."

When the interviewer joked about him running around starkers, he seemingly hinted that a similar thing happens in 'Ultron':

"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."

Asked about what he's being used for in 'Ultron,' it seems mostly for some exposition:

"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."

Source: Total Film (via CBM)