James Spader Is Prepping For Avengers: Age Of Ultron
When it was announced that James Spader would be tackling the role of Ultron in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, the internet world seemed to be rather non-plussed about the idea. Despite him being an award-winning actor and one of the better actors of our age, the response was quite…whelming. Regardless, I’m a massive fan of Spader and I can’t wait to see what he brings to the role.
Age of Ultron is scheduled to begin filming in early 2014, but the Blacklist star is already beginning his work on the highly anticipated sequel. While doing promo work for his new hit television series, the actor has revealed to the Inquirer (via ComicBook) that he has had discussions with director/writer Joss Whedon and it seems the early design process for the Ultron character has also began.
“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!”
Judging by that statement, I think we can expect to see some motion-capture for Spader and Ultron. But if it works as well as the work done with Mark Ruffalo and the Hulk in Avengers, we’re in for a treat. It’s expected that Tony Stark will be the creator of the robotic nemesis rather than Hank Pym, as he will not have been introduced in the Marvel cinematic universe.
You can catch James Spader each week in his new hit series, Blacklist, every Monday night on NBC. Avengers: Age of Ultron will see the return of Robert Downey Jor, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Renner. Possibly joining them is Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor Johnson as the brother/sister (mutant) duo of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.