Re: Alice Krige as.....?
yes, thank you for the added information. That is interesting.
"that would be the main reason for merging the characters, in my opinion."
agreed. which is why I think such a combining is possible. they need it to make sense to the general audience.
On Krige's role, I think she indicated she'd have a small role in Thor 2 specifically, but there was nothing about Avengers 2 mentioned. So she may not know more or isn't telling if she does. I know they have actors signing multi film contracts and even then it seems like even those actors have little or no clue if they will be in the next Marvel film, until almost last minute.