Ultron is one the most brutal villains in the Marvel world. With James Spader set to play the homicidal robot in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has been speaking to Movie.com about Spader’s portrayal.
Feige said, “Introducing the new characters is going to be a lot of fun for the movie. That ever-changing roster is very important in the Avengers comics, and so how do we start to play with that [on the big screen]? Also, our bad guy is great. I think people are going to very, very excited to see what we’re doing with the voice that Joss [Whedon] is bringing to life with James Spader for Ultron. We love Ultron from the comics, and have always loved Ultron, and at no point do we want him to just be a robot. We want him to have an extreme personality and attitude, and James Spader is doing an unbelievable job. Again, for us it’s always about subverting expectations. Whenever you think you know what’s coming next, we surprise people or deliver it in a slightly unexpected way. And Spader is doing that with Mr. Ultron.”
As well as Spader, Age of Ultron also features Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, and Thomas Kretschmann as Baron von Strucker.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently scheduled for a 1st May, 2015 release.