Stellan Skarsgard Returning for The Avengers

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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.

Hugh Jackman to Star in Ghostopolis

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine star Hugh Jackman is attached to Ghostopolis, an upcoming graphic novel from Doug TenNapel that the author recently set up at Disney. Jackman will produce through his Seed Productions, as will the Gotham Group.

The Hollywood Reporter says the story centers on a man who works for the government’s Supernatural Immigration Task Force. His job is to send ghosts who have escaped into our world back to Ghostopolis. When a living boy accidentally is sent to the other side, the agent must team with a female ghost (and former flame) to bring him back.

No director or writer has been attached to the project.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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