Avengers and Thor actor Stellan Skarsgard has confirmed that he won’t reprise his role of Erik Selvig in Avengers: Endgame.
Stellan Skarsgard’s Erik Selvig became a fan-favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe character when he first appeared in 2011’s Thor. The character returned in 2012’s The Avengers, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fans hoping to see Stellan Skarsgard return in Avengers: Endgame are going to be out of luck, though it doesn’t mean he won’t show up again at some point.
Stellan Skarsgard recently spoke with Metro about the upcoming MCU movie Avengers: Endgame and according to him, he hasn’t received a call yet to return in the film. This is what Stellan Skarsgard had to say about being omitted from Endgame, as well as how many MCU films he’s contracted for.
“No I’m not. I’ve done four [Marvel films] and they have me contracted for five and they haven’t called me yet.”
Stellan Skarsgard then went on to joke about his scientist role in the epic MCU films.
“They usually call me when they need some weird plot to be explained in a quasi-scientific way.”
Avengers: Endgame brings closure to the story that began in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Not only will the film bring closure to that story, but it will also close this chapter of the MCU that has been dubbed as The Infinity Saga. The MCU adventures will continue later this year though when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits the big screen. When Stellan Skarsgard’s Erik Selvig will next appear in the MCU is still unknown.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame, as well as Stellan Skarsgard’s future in the MCU, as soon as more information becomes available. Are you disappointed that Stellan Skarsgard won’t be featured in Avengers: Endgame? Since he has one more MCU appearance in his contract, where would you like to see Stellan Skarsgard’s Erik Selvig pop up next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters on April 26, 2019.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.