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.”