Thomas Kretschmann cast as 'major villain' in Avengers 2

News Simon Brew 16 Jan 2014 - 06:56

James Spader has coming in the villain stakes for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, as Thomas Kretschmann joins the cast of Joss Whedon's film...

Weeks after it was rumoured he was joining the cast, Thomas Kretschmann - currently starring in NBC's Dracula TV show as Abraham van Helsing - has now apparently signed up for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. And it sounds like he's got a pretty important role.

Kretschmann is set to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the Avengers sequel, who is set to sit alongside James Spader's Ultron as one of the foes in the new film. His role is being described as that of a 'major villain'.

Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Kretschmann has - in the current Marvel tradition - signed up for multiple films.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron is set to go before the cameras this year, for release in summer 2015.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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