Thursday, August 29, 2013

James Spader cast as Ultron in "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron"

James Spader star of ABC's Boston Legal now cast as Avengers mega villain Ultron.

80's movies fans will remember actor James Spader from movies like Pretty in Pink and Less Than Zero. Sci-fi fans know him from Stargate. More recently Spader has starred in Lincoln and attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards. Now Spader has been cast as the Avenger's uber-villian Ultron in Marvel Studios' upcoming film The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Check out this press release from Marvel Studios!
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. 
Spader is represented by ICM Partners and his lawyer Melanie Cook at Ziffren Brittenham.


As hinted by Avengers director Joss Whedon Ultron will have a different origin than the Marvel Comic Universe by springing from the characters we have seen in Marvel's Cinematic Universe as opposed to being created by Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man. All roads point to Ultron being created by none other than Tony Stark! This is an exciting prospect indeed.

What do you think of the casting of Spader? Leave me your comments below!

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