The Avengers Age of Ultron casts James Spader as lead villain
It seems that the final casting for Ultron, the latest villain to take the lead in the Avengers franchise, will be played by James Spader. Marvel themselves confirmed the casting. Spader will play Ultron in the second installment to the franchise, as the follow up to the colossal hit ‘The Avengers’.
Marvel made the announcement earlier today online in a simple post. The film will be directed by Joss Whedon once again, and the film does have a release date (currently May 1, 2015). Whedon will be joining the cast once again to directed the sequel. Spader also returns to the small screen on September 23 in the new NBC drama The Blacklist.
In the announcement Marvel stated, “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.
Details on the plot and setting for the film have been slim, now with the main-villain cast we will hopefully hear more news on the film as the crew gets further along in development. We of course will keep you updated on the status of the film.