Stellan Skarsgard Confirms Role In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

Stellan Skarsgard has revealed that he will play a small part in the forthcoming movie Avengers: Age of UltronThe 63 year old Swedish actor will reprise his role as Dr. Erik Selvig in the sequel to the 2012 film The Avengers, which was the biggest grossing film of that year in addition to receiving glowing critical prais.

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Stellan Skarsgard will appear once more in Avengers: Age of Ultron as Dr. Erik Selvige.

Skarsgard confirmed his participation and also gave a humorous reference to his largely expository role in the film: "I don't know what I'm allowed to say. But usually they call me in if they need something explained [to the audience]. There's a lot of explanations to do when it comes to that universe."

He told Total Film that he’s immensely enjoyed being involved in the Marvel projects. “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”.

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Skarsgard has also played Dr. Selvig in the two Thor movies to date, as it is also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s also one of the most recognisable and yet curiously un-celebrated faces in recent movie history, with roles in two Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mamma Mia! and Good Will Hunting.

However, he’s been a versatile actor down the years, equally at home in more low-key, art house features, being particularly associated with Danish director Lars Von Trier and Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland.

Avengers: Age of Ultron has recently finished filming and is scheduled for release on May 1st, 2015.


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