James Spader talks Avengers: Age of Ultron
James Spader, who has been cast as Ultron in The Avengers 2, has been chatting about his preparation for the role.
Whilst a surprise, the casting of James Spader as Ultron in Joss Whedon's Avengers sequel was mostly greeted with positivity. Spader is of course an immensely talented actor whose profile, sadly, doesn't always match the level of his ability. Still, he's an excellent choice for the role and will no doubt bring a lot to it. And by the tone of a recent interview, it's a role he's looking forward to.
Speaking to The Independent he said that "I think it'll be a lot of fun and it's incredibly nostalgic for me. When I was a kind my best friend had trunks of comics and I didn't have any so I used to love going for sleepovers at his house".
He continued, adding that "also, I have three sons and two of them have a great interest in comics so they're excited I'm playing the role".
In a separate interview Spader discussed how he planned to bring the character to life. "I have spoken to Joss Whedon about it and just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I'm gonna fit in this Ultron character". Lots of us are waiting to find out the same thing.
Avengers: Age of Ulton is released in May 2015.
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