Kretschmann is expected to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the film.
The sequel to the record-breaking “Avengers” is due to hit theaters May 1, 2015. Joss Whedon is returning as director and Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans all return to reprise their roles. Production begins next month.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” grossed $1.5 billion worldwide.
- Justin Kroll