Marvel’s “Thor” feature will have another character make an appearance in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers.” Interviewed from the Swedish website EXTRA, Stellan Skarsgård who portrays Dr. Erik Selvig mentioned he would reprise his role from “Thor” in the superhero team epic “The Avengers.” Skarsgård discussed his part in the Thunder God movie:
A scientist doing research in New Mexico who encounters Thor. Skarsgård stated that he was not initially familiar with Thor. As to why he took the part, Skarsgård remarked, “I chose Thor because of [director] Kenneth Branagh. The script was nice and we got to rehearse and talk to the writers and do some collaborating in the process to make it fit us. So I had a very happy time on it. What I always try to do is immediately do something I just haven’t done so I get variation in my life. I’ve made about 90 films and if I did the same thing over and over again I would be bored by now. I try to pick different films, I go and do those big ones and having done that I can usually afford to go and do some really small obscure films and experiment a little.”
“The Avengers” will shoot on location in Ohio, New York, and New Mexico.
Here is the up to date roster for the film.
Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes (Possibly as War Machine)
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (The Hulk)
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye)
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (The Black Widow)
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America)
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Samuel L. Jackson as SHIELD Director Nick Fury
Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill
Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Stellan Skarsgård as Professor Erik Selvig
Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible Hulk (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes as Baron Helmut Zemo (voice) (rumored)
Pre-production is already in the works with Joss Whedon helming the project along with the directorial reigns. “The Avengers” is written by Zak Pen, and will start production in April. It is scheduled for a May 4th, 2012 release.
Sources: The Wall Street Journal, Cinematical, CHUD, Collider, Wikipedia