Will reprise his role as Dr. Erik Selvig in another instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Stellan Skarsgard has revealed that he will play a small part in the forthcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. The 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.
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."
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron could feature a prominent love story, according to Mark Ruffalo.
Details of the upcoming Avengers sequel Age of Ultron are beginning to trickle out and cast member Mark Ruffalo has given fans the biggest hints yet as to the direction in which Joss Whedon is taking the big-budget movie.
The Original Avengers Movie Took Over $1 Billion At The Box-Office
Shooting on the movie began in South Africa last month, with Ruffalo's character The Hulk very much at the center of things. We know that a giant green Hulk head on a pole was used to terrorize extras - but was Ruffalo out there too?
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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is headed to South Korea!
Joss Whedon’s superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron will shoot in the South Korean capital of Seoul, Marvel announced on Tuesday (February 18, 2014). It’s one of several international shooting locations for the follow-up to 2012’s The Avengers, which took 60% of its $1.5 billion box-office takings from foreign markets.
Joss Whedon Will Shoot Some of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in Seoul
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Can Avengers 2 go ahead without Robert Downey Jr?
Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr is yet to sign on to appear in Avengers 2, it has emerged. Contractual negotiations between Marvel and the actor have been complicated by the fact that the third movie in the Iron Man franchise became the fifth highest grossing movie in history, just $100 million short of The Avengers.
Pretty much everyone - including Marvel - assumed Downey would be turning in for work on Avengers 2 given the huge success of the first film, though nothing has been signed. In conversation with the Daily Beast, director Joss Whedon made it clear he would not begin production on the sequel without his leading man, saying, "He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making Avengers 2 without him, nor do I think I'll be called upon to do that," he said, unequivocally adding, "I don't think it's in my interest, Marvel's interest, or his interest, and I think everything will be fine. But I know that this is Hollywood and you roll with things. You have to be ready for the unexpected. But I loved working with Robert, and everybody knows he embodied that role in a way no one else can."
Of course both Whedon and Downey Jr would make an ABSOLUTE FORTUNE from Avengers 2, though the actor's standing as (probably) the most bankable star in the world right now is muddying a deal. Nevertheless, Whedon remained upbeat, saying, "I think everything will be fine."