Thomas Kretschmann Lands The Other Villain Role In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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struckerThe Marvel casting news just keeps on coming. This time it’s about Joss Whedon‘s Avengers sequel. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Thomas Kretschmann (Abraham van Helsing in NBC‘s Dracula) has signed on for the second major villain role in Age of Ultron.

THR is reporting that Kretschmann will play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, the character that was rumored to play a major role in the beginning of the film just last month. Well now that is official and Kretschmann will play the Nazi officer turned head of HYDRA. In the comics Strucker is a big bad for both Captain America and Nick Fury, and it’s said the actor signed on for several films. That means he could be bothering Cap for a while to come. Kretschmann is known for his roles in films such as King Kong, Wanted, Valkyrie and the soon to be released Stalingrad. He has some experience wearing a uniform, as you can see to the side. This is some really great casting on Marvel‘s part and it will be interesting to see what Kretschmann does with the role. Hopefully we hear more about it soon. Kretschmann will join new recruits James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen. Avengers: Age of Ultron takes over theaters May 1, 2015. What do you think about the news?

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