James Spader finally opens up about playing Ultron in Avengers 2

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Sep 30, 2013

Joss Whedon is mixing things up with the upcoming Avengers sequel, and now the new Big Bad has finally opened up about taking on the role of Ultron.

The talented James Spader will bring the Marvel baddie to life in the 2015 blockbuster, taking the reins from Avengers villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Age of Ultron. So why did the accomplished (and currently very popular) TV actor want to head back to the big screen for this project? 

Not surprisingly, because it looked like it’d be a hell of a lot of fun. In separate interviews with Inquirer Entertainment and The Independent, Spader talked a bit about the project. He also reveals the early prep work required to play the robo-style character ... which we're thinking might have a CGI element? Maybe?

Here are some excerpts:

“I have spoken to Joss Whedon about it. And yes, actually, just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I’m gonna fit in this Ultron character! ...

I think it'll be a lot of fun and it's incredibly nostalgic for me. When I was a kid my best friend had trunks of comics and I didn't have any so I used to love going for sleepovers at his house. Also I have three sons and two of them have a great interest in comics so they're excited I'm playing the role.”

The eagerly anticipated sequel opens May 1, 2015. Do you think Spader will be a good addition to the universe?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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