Joss Whedon has cast James Spader (Stargate, Lincoln) to take on the role of Ultron in Avengers 2. Marvel has yet to specify whether or not he will be lending his voice to the role or if he will be in some sort of robotic/CGI type suit. Given that they teased Iron Man’s suit morphing into Ultron at SDCC, Spader could possibly be in the suit rather than just contributing his voice.
James Spader has signed on to play the villain in writer-director Joss Whedon’s upcoming superhero sequel, Marvel announced today.
The film is set to open May 1, 2015.
Marvel’s announcement didn’t specify whether the three-time Emmy winner Spader (Boston Legal, The Practice) will perform motion-capture to play the mechanical being (as Mark Ruffalo does for his scenes as The Hulk), or simply provide the character’s voice.
I actually like the idea of Spader taking this role. I think he is a very distinguished actor overall and his charismatic and intelligent demeanor are characteristics that would fit well with the character. I’m sure there will be those opposed to this decision, but I think the opposition will be minor. What do you all think of this decision?