The Thor franchise has been filled with plenty of interesting characters. One of them that has popped up in both installments and both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron is scientist Erik Selvig played by Stellan Skarsgård. He has previously stated that Marvel holds an option on him to return once more, but we thought it was for Thor: Ragnarok.
However, while speaking with Den of Geek!, Skarsgård gave a little more detail about his Marvel contract and when we might see him again.
I have a five-film deal with them, and they still have one option.
Thor 3 is not on my slate, but maybe the next Avengers.
Based on the fact that Kevin Feige has said that Ragnarok will feature “very little Earth,” it is not too surprising that Selvig will not be appearing. Rumors of Odin’s role could provide a place for other Earth based characters like Jane Foster or even Nick Fury to pop up in a way that makes sense for the story.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to hit theaters November 3, 2017.
Source: Den of Geek!.