So not to be outdone by the announcement of Ben Affleck as Batman, Marvel announces the casting of James Spader as the villain in Avengers Age of Ultron.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Casts James Spader as the Film’s Legendary Villain. The Emmy® Award-winning actor set to play Ultron in the 2015 blockbuster!
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.