Stellan Skarsgard Returning for The Avengers

Swedish newspaper Expressen.se is reporting (via Whedonesque) that Stellan Skarsgård will reprise his role of Dr. Selvig from Thor for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Here’s the translation:

"The Avengers" is the dream team of superheroes, a group consisting of among others Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America and Thor. The film is planned to premier in 3D in May of next year. Stellan Skarsgård confirms to TT Spektra that he will play the same role as in the upcoming "Thor": Doctor Selvig. Not much is yet known about the character apart from that Selvig is a scientist in New Mexico.

Thor opens in theaters on May 6 and The Avengers on May 4, 2012.