We may not yet know anything about the plot for "Thor 2," but we do know one man who will be back in action: Stellan Skarsgard.
It seems landing a role in a Marvel movie these days is pretty much the Hollywood equivalent of tenure: Once you're in the door, you've pretty much got a job for life, assuming Loki doesn't stab you through the chest or something. Robert Downey Jr.? Working on his fourth movie. Samuel L. Jackson? Too many to count at this point. It's a nice gig if you can get it.
And clearly it's not just the big name superheroes getting in on the act. In a new interview with Hey U Guys, scientist sidekick Skarsgard confirmed that he will back for a third go-round as Dr. Selvig in "Thor 2."
Scientist Dr. Eric Selvig first teamed up with the good guys in "Thor" before being co-opted by Loki for nefarious purposes in "The Avengers." And now he's coming back, presumably to once again help bridge the gap between worlds using his super science brain.
"I will try to combine 'Thor 2' which starts in August and goes to the end of December with the new Lars Von Trier film," Skarsgard responded when asked what his upcoming schedule looks like.
Of course, we're pretty sure he didn't literally mean he was going to combine "Thor 2" with the next Lars Von Trier film; that would be ... interesting, but not necessarily in a good way. Whatever the plot of "Thor 2" turns out to be, though, we're psyched that Skarsgard will join fellow returning castmates Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins.
After all, it's clear that when it comes to movies, Marvel's policy is if it ain't broke, don't fix it.