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Joss Whedon Explains Why James Spader Was His “First And Only Choice” For Ultron In ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’
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Joss Whedon‘s decision to cast James Spader as the titular villain in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron was an interesting one at first, but after taking a few steps back to look at it, it was an excellent choice. The actor has an extensive career in both film and television, and has played a wide array of characters. But there are some who remain unconvinced that Spader could pull it off.

A new video from the Marvel web show, The Watcher, has Whedon explaining to fans why the actor was his “first and only choice” to play Ultron. Hit the jump to see the video.

Here’s what Whedon had to say, you can also watch the entire video in the embed below:

“Spader was my first and only choice. He’s got that hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling, but he’s also very human and humorous. Ultron is not Hal (from 2001: A Space Odyssey). Spader can play all of the levels. He’s the guy to break The Avengers into pieces. Muwahaha.”

It should be interesting to see which director Whedon takes to portray Ultron. While motion-capture work is one option, voiceover is also one that is on the table. Which one would you like to see? Do you think Spader is the right choice to play Ultron?

The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

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[Source: Marvel via /Film]


  • MadMike R5D4

    I think James Spader will be an interesting Ultron, though Whedon should definitely go with voice-over. Spader could bring both a calculated menace and articulate charm to the part.
    P.S. Lorraine Clink is a cuteypie.

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