DR. SELVIG Actor Says He Won't Be in AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Stellan Skarsgard as 'Erik Selvig'
Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Studios

Stellan Skarsgard, who has portrayed Dr. Erik Selvig in four Marvel Studios films, says he won't reprise his role in Avengers: Endgame.

"No I’m not. I’ve done four [Marvel films] and they have me contracted for five and they haven’t called me yet," Skarsgard told Metro.co.uk. "They usually call me when they need some weird plot to be explained in a quasi-scientific way."

Skarsgard's statement that he's contracted for five films is not unusual. It could mean that Selvig may return in another film set in the post-Endgame MCU - perhaps in the potentially-in-the-works  Thor 4.

Meanwhile, Linda Cardellini, who portrayed Clint Barton's wife Laura Barton in Avengers: Age of Ultron, is keeping mum on whether she's part of Endgame.

"I am not allowed to confirm nor deny," Cardellini told The Hollywood Reporter. "But I do get to go to the premiere. So, that will be fun."

Cardellini's presence at the premiere could indicate a role in the film, though it would not be out of the ordinary for her to attend despite not having a role.

But - why would she not be "allowed to confirm nor deny" unless she had a role? If she didn't - like Skarsgard apparently doesn't - wouldn't she be free to talk about it? Or is she playing coy, herself?

We'll see when Avengers opens in theaters April 26.

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