Erik Selvig is a character in the 2011 movie Thor as well as the 2012 film The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. He was portrayed by Stellan Skarsgård. He returns in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers 4.
Selvig with his colleague Jane Foster and her assistant Darcy Lewis traveled in a van to investigate a strange phenomenon, accidentally bump a man who called himself Thor. After taking the man to the hospital, Darcy found in the pictures a man during the atmospheric phenomena, Jane believed that Thor could help them in their research, despite all this Selvig thought that the mysterious man was delirious.
When Thor is a prisoner of SHIELD, Selvig helps the Asgardian telling Coulson that he was Donald Blake, his assistant. Later, Selvig was present when Thor regained his powers and defeated the Destroyer. In a post-credits scene, Fury asks Selvig to help them to investigate the Tesseract, while Loki appeared in the reflection of Selvig (implying that Loki was controlling him).
Selvig was in the facilities of Project PEGASUS, when the Tesseract began to become unstable, suddenly Loki arrives and steals the Tesseract, also with the power of his scepter manages to dominate several agents of SHIELD, including him and Barton. After being controlled by Loki, Selvig thanked the God of Mischief the opportunity to study the cube. Later, Selvig takes the Tesseract to Stark Tower to open the portal that allowed entrance into this world to Chitauri. When Selvig awakens from his trance, he regrets having helped Loki to conquer the Earth.
Thor: The Dark World
In Stonehenge, Selvig is arrested for indecent exposure and to annoy tourists were in place. During his stay in a nursing home, Selvig explained to the patients what is the Convergence. Later, Darcy and Ian seek him for help to find Jane, when Selvig sees Thor, Selvig asks Thor for Loki and when Thor replied that Loki died, Erik is happy but he tells Thor that feels its lost. When Thor struggled with Malekith, Selvig and Jane placed devices to try to stop the anomalies that were happening. When a Dark Elf Flagship is about to fall on Jane and Thor, he saves them teleporting the ship into the dark world. Selvig was present when Thor returned to Earth.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
After experiement a vision produced by Wanda Maximoff, Thor approached Selvig for help, because he needed to go to secret pools. He watched as Thor nearly died when introduced to the secret pool. After Ultron's defeat, Selvig is seen working at New Avengers Facility.
- Jane Foster- Colleague and Friend
- Thor- Friend
- Darcy Lewis- Friend
- Ian Boothby- Friend
- Loki- Master turned Enemy
- Nick Fury- Employer
- Hawkeye- Ally
- Malekith- Victim