Why We Didn't See These Characters In Avengers: Endgame
- Published on May 5, 2019
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a vast narrative that grows more expansive and complex with each movie. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo managed to work a healthy chunk of that universe into Avengers: Endgame, but there isn't always room for everyone. As much as we may have wanted to see them, here's why we didn't see these characters in Endgame.
Stellan Skarsgård’s Dr. Erik Selvig can't boast any magical powers or high-tech suits of armor, but he was integral early on the MCU. Appearing in the first two Thor films as well as the first two Avengers movies, we last saw Selvig in 2015's Age of Ultron helping Thor recapture his vision of the Infinity Stones.
A week before Endgame's premiere, Skarsgård confirmed he wasn’t part of the cast.
"I've done four [Marvel films] and they have me contracted for five and they haven't called me yet. They usually call me when they need some weird plot to be explained in a quasi-scientific way."
Selvig entered the MCU as part of Thor's entourage, but that was before the game-changing Thor: Ragnarok, which was the first entry of the Thor franchise to not involve him, Natalie Portman, or Kat Dennings. It was also unquestionably the most successful in that franchise. Ragnarok's success made Skarsgård part of a Thor paradigm that the MCU may not be interested in anymore.
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