James Spader will play Ultron In Avengers 2

The big bad of Age Of Ultron revealed…

Joss Whedon and Marvel have quickly refuted the rumours flying around the internet today concerning the actor who'll be strapping on the Ultron armour in Avengers 2, by officially announcing it'll be James Spader.

Several outlets have been running with the idea that Paul Bettany's Jarvis would be turning to the dark side in the film but, as it turns out, we won't have to suffer through that (we love Jarvis, and it would break our hearts to see him become a baddie).

According to the press release: "James Spader will face off against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the sequel to 2012’s record-breaking “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers’ much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.

Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on “Boston Legal” and “The Practice,” and will return to television this fall in NBC’s highly anticipated series “The Blacklist.” Most recently Spader was seen in the critically-acclaimed film “Lincoln” directed by Steven Spielberg and has previously worked with a long list of accomplished film directors including David Cronenberg, Curtis Hansen, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Tim Robbins, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone.  David Mamet also directed Spader in the Broadway play Race.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with “Marvel’s The Avengers” director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time."

Do you think Spader's the right choice? Tell us below!


    • alisonpenn

      Aug 29th 2013, 15:47

      I think it should be Ben Affleck. :)

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    • FBRSeetharama

      Aug 29th 2013, 15:57

      Daniel Jackson from Stargate to Play Ultron. Interesting turn of events. He is an amazing actor. Classically trained so he has the upper advantage.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 29th 2013, 16:09

      Erm ok then I guess. Still not that excited about Ultron, Thanos is the one I am looking forward too.

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    • dangoodfellow

      Aug 29th 2013, 16:22

      ..interesting to see if this will be one of Spaders celebrated 'pervy' performances ( Sex, Lies and Videotape, Crash, The Secretary) .........the Avengers better watch their asses! (sn****r)

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    • dangoodfellow

      Aug 29th 2013, 16:24

      .wow, didn't realise 'sn****r' was a swear word..... good job i didn't use 'chortle'........

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 29th 2013, 16:26

      To be fair without the S that's an offensive word.

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    • TheShamrock

      Aug 29th 2013, 16:29

      Spader does sinister very well so good choice.

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    • SiMan

      Aug 29th 2013, 17:35

      Is this just the voice acting, a-la Bettany, or will he be doing some kind of mo-cap?

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