According to Comic Book Movie on Saturday, Stellan Skarsgard, who starred in "Thor", "The Avengers", and "Thor: The Dark World" will be making his return in Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" movie. Skarsgard played the part of scientist Erik Selvig as he was the cohort to both Jane Frost, played by Natalie Portman, and Darcy Lewis, as portrayed by "2 Broke Girls'" Kat Dennings.
According to Skarsgard, the beauty with working with Kevin Feige and his staff is that he really has easy access to Feige in case he has a problem with portions and the part he's involved with. When he was first offered and hired on to the position by "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh, he really hadn't much knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and pondered if it was really possible to make money based of comic book material. When bringing this question to the staff at Marvel Studios, they were quite dumbfounded.
“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."
It also seems Skarsgard could easily call the Marvel Studios President if he had issues with the role. This is something he has not experienced with Paramount, Warner Brothers, or a regular Disney film.
"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.”
For those who would like to know a brief history of Skarsgard's character, Erik Selvig, some may have remembered him from "Thor" where he is working with Portman's character Jane Frost to discover an anomaly in the desert and then both discovering Thor exiled by his father Odin. Later in "The Avengers" Selvig falls under the influence of Loki's staff under some kind of mind control as he controls the gateway into the world where the Chitauri launches its attack and thus creating the Battle of New York. He then is found in "Thor: The Dark World" in what appeared to be an educational classroom, writing formulas on a board. He was apparently teaching a bunch of asylum inmates something they'd not likely understand, including Stan Lee.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in theaters come May 1, 2015.