If you were a tad worried that the awesome James Spader would only be voicing The Avengers 2’s big bad villain Ultron—you know, à la Iron Man's J.A.R.V.I.S.—then good news! The Blacklist actor will definitely be "more than a voice."
And that’s coming straight from Marvel’s head honcho—Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Speaking to the Huffington Post about Spader’s hiring for the highly anticipated Avengers sequel, Feige said:
Well, I think it will be more than a voice role -- we'll be capturing his face and his body to create a whole performance. He's a very unique and incredibly exciting and unpredictable actor. And Ultron in the comics is a robot, but what's cool about him in the comics -- and certainly how Joss Whedon is interpreting him for the movie -- is that he is much more than just a robot. That he's infused with much character. And I don't want to say too much, but you can imagine James Spader will be very dynamic in his portrayal of this character.
Adding that: “[Laughs] We did not hire James Spader to do a robot voice.”
The guy's already got the fantastic voice (we can almost hear it dripping with chillingly cool menace), now we can’t wait to see what sort of performance and physicality Spader will bring to the table in the role of Ultron.
(via Huffington Post)