Erik Selvig

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Erik Selvig is a male character that features in Marvel Comics.



He was the chief scientist in S.H.I.E.L.D.s Kobik Program that utilized fragments of Cosmic Cubes to alter reality. (Avengers Standoff: Assault On Pleasant Hill Alpha v1 #1)

Kobik later altered his entire history and made him into a Hydra agent who was devoted to the Red Skull. After witnessing this act, the Skull had Selvig propose the Pleasant Hill initiative to Director Maria Hill. (Captain America: Steve Rogers v1 #2)


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  • Erik Selvig was an original character created for the Thor movie with him being created by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne where he was portrayed by actor Stellan Skarsgård.
  • In Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill v1 #1 (2016), the character was introduced into the Earth-616 universe as a doctor at Pleasant Hill.

In other media


  • In Thor, the character was introduced for the first time in the shared continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he was portrayed by actor Stellan Skarsgard. Erik Selvig was a male human of Scandinavian origin who as a child grew up on stories about Norse myth of the gods of Asgard. By adulthood, he came s professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at Culver University. During this time, he looked into the nature of Gamma Radiation and met Bruce Banner who was a victim of one such accident involving it. At some point, this, he encountered S.H.I.E.L.D. when they confiscated some documents that belonged to a friend. At school, he met both Jane Foster and her father with him being a close friend of their family. He later travelled with Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis where they studied thermonuclear astrophysics.


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