One of the cast members of Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be stripping down to their birthday suit for the upcoming sequel.
Joss Whedon’s follow-up to 2012’s The Avengers will not only star Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk/Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, but it also features Scarlett Johannsson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, too.
However, it isn’t any of those mentioned above that have gone nude for the film. Instead it is Stellan Skaresgard, who has previously played Dr. Erik Selvig in Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and The Avengers.
This will hardly come as a surprise to those of us who saw Thor 2 as Skaresgard was nude in Alan Taylor’s film, too. And when discussing his nudity in The Dark World, the Swedish actor teased that he will doing so again for the follow-up.
“Yeah, I was naked again,” he declared after being teased for running around in his pants in the second one a lot. “They called my agent and said, ‘Do you think Stellan will mind being naked?’ My agent laughed his head off. Yeah, I almost insist!”
He then jokingly continued: “Sometimes with a contract you get a nudity clause, which is fantastic. It’s supposed to protect me from having my genitals exploited, which I doubt anybody would make a dime on.”
The Good Will Hunting actor went on to discuss why he thinks he has been asked to return to the franchise for a fourth film. “First of all, I don’t know what I’m allowed to say,” he warned. “But usually they call me in if they need something explained. There’s a lot of explanations to do when it comes to that universe.”
Discussing his contract with Marvel, Skaresgard stated: “You sign on for at least five films, I think. Or I did. I’m going to do my fourth. I’m going to be in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, a small appearance. It’s something really nice.”
He also praised the creative structure at Marvel too, which he insists hasn’t changed despite Disney’s purchase of the studio: “Even if it’s owned by Disney now, it’s really run by four or five people, and they know exactly what they’re doing. I like working with them because if I have a problem with the scene, I have Kevin Feige’s number. I can call the head of the studio. You can’t do that when you work on a normal Disney film or with Warner Bros. or Paramount.”