Back in 2011 when Thor hit theaters, the biggest doubter of Thor’s true heritage was Doctor Erik Selvig, played by Stellan Skarsgård. He went on to become a pawn in Loki’s scheme in The Avengers, popped up naked and confused in Thor: The Dark World, and returned back to normal in a cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
With four appearances under his belt Skarsgård, has had more appearances in the MCU then some bigger characters. He has been out promoting his new movie River, and spoke to Digital Spy (via CBM) about his future in the MCU. They asked him about whether or not he’ll reappear in in Thor: Ragnarok.
They have an option on me. I don’t know what decisions they’ll make, but they have an option on me for the next Thor movie.
Despite being a supporting character, Skarsgård has enjoyed his time in the MCU, no matter what kinds of crazy adventures Selvig gets himself into.
Of course, doing Selvig is not as challenging as it is to do River, but it doesn’t mean it’s boring. I’m having a lot of fun doing it.
When you’re standing naked at Stonehenge, you don’t think of the enormousness of the universe you’re in. You think of the cold and how small your dick will be, if Disney is allowed to show it!
But I worked with very good directors and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it.
Even if he isn’t in the initial press release for Thor: Ragnarok, that doesn’t mean that he won’t appear. There have been countless times that actors get called to set last minute for Marvel projects, just like what happened to him for Age of Ultron.
Then they called me and they’d written a couple of scenes, and I went and did them and you did not know if they were going to end up in the film or not.
I want them to make as good a film as possible. I don’t care if I’m in it or not.I have used corporate coach charter to visit these shooting places and worked super hard on the Thor project, so I think they would ultimately call me.
Selvig has been an interesting side character in the MCU, but with Thor: Ragnarok primed for a space adventure, it won’t surprise me if Skarsgård, Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), or Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis) are all left on Earth during this installment.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters November 3, 2017.
Source: Digital Spy