The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > The Avengers > Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
Son of Coul
They call me Mr. Pym
 
Son of Coul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,517
Default James Spader is Ultron!

Straight from Marvel:
Quote:
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.


More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/story/21099/e...#ixzz2dN47Moxl
http://marvel.com/news/story/21099/e...endary_villain

Totally out of left field as usual. He certainly has the voice for it.



Last edited by Son of Coul; 08-29-2013 at 10:12 AM.
Son of Coul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
BoredGuy
Killing Time
 
BoredGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: the future past
Posts: 3,321
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Just saw this on my twitter...

WTF!

So I guess it's not a simple JARVIS becomes Ultron kinda thing

__________________
MOVIE STUDIO BATTING AVERAGES:
MARVEL- .800 WB- .412 FOX- .400 SONY- .429


BoredGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
ctsketch
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,776
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoredGuy View Post
Just saw this on my twitter...

WTF!

So I guess it's not a simple JARVIS becomes Ultron kinda thing
He could still start out as JARVIS and alter his voice.

OR...... Tony gives a different version of his AI to Shield to run things....but Shield screws it up

ctsketch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
T"Challa
Side-Kick
 
T"Challa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,949
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Well, damn. Not what i was expecting but i can see it

__________________
Top 10 CBMs:
1. The Avengers 2. The Dark Knight 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier . 4.X-Men:DOFP 5. Guardians Of The Galaxy 6.Spiderman 2 7. X2: X Men United. 8. Iron Man 9. Batman Begins. 10. X-Men: First Class
T"Challa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #5
random_havoc
Last Remaining Sentry Fan
 
random_havoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,465
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

He's amazing. I think he'll do a great job

__________________
“Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say.Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.
When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- "No, YOU move.”
-Captain America
random_havoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
tdeverea
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 364
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Just saw it on FaceBook. Awesome news.

tdeverea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:19 AM   #7
TheCardPlayer
Side-Kick
 
TheCardPlayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,413
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

He's got this great intonation, quite robotic in a way. Great casting.

__________________
Heath Ledger
1979-2008
Rest in peace.
TheCardPlayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #8
Shazam
Side-Kick
 
Shazam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,785
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCardPlayer View Post
He's got this great intonation, quite robotic in a way. Great casting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_-Ar-LTeYk

Shazam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 02:41 PM   #9
Shazam
Side-Kick
 
Shazam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,785
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

I just hope Spader will be happy to just be the voice of Ultron so they wont go changing the character to an android just to get Spader "face time" for the camera!!

I already read that this Ultron will not be as powerful (Whatever that means).

Cap cant seem to keep his mask on.....neither can any of the Spiderman actors........and they had to find a reason for Chiklis to not be the Thing for moments.


Seems James Earl Jones was the only actor who didn't NEED to be seen in order to make a character work.

Shazam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
TheCardPlayer
Side-Kick
 
TheCardPlayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,413
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shazam View Post
Spader always play his villainous characters with a very monotone, cool and deliberate tone. This is what I expect him to do.

__________________
Heath Ledger
1979-2008
Rest in peace.
TheCardPlayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
Figs
Banned User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 26,626
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by random_havoc View Post
He's amazing. I think he'll do a great job
I agree!

After this awesome news, it's all about waiting to see who they're going to get to play Thanos in GotG.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cph9fa View Post
TBH, I only know him as the original Daniel Jackson. Didn't know what else he was in. Would not have expected this at all.

Funny, though, because I was just idly wondering the other day what kind of character Michael Shanks (who took over the character of Jackson in SG-1) would play if he were ever cast in the MCU.
He's also in Boston Legal alongside William Shatner and he was recently in Lincoln.

Figs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #12
Drizzle
Assemble Again
 
Drizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bat Country
Posts: 10,406
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

I guess we can kiss the "Jarvis is Ultron" theory goodbye. This is solid casting as per usual from Marvel. Since it's probably just a voice role, I wonder why they announced it so early?

__________________
VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
Drizzle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:21 AM   #13
T"Challa
Side-Kick
 
T"Challa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,949
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:


his new series on nbc

__________________
Top 10 CBMs:
1. The Avengers 2. The Dark Knight 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier . 4.X-Men:DOFP 5. Guardians Of The Galaxy 6.Spiderman 2 7. X2: X Men United. 8. Iron Man 9. Batman Begins. 10. X-Men: First Class
T"Challa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #14
Hotwire
Dealin' W/ Demons
 
Hotwire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 13,395
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by T"Challa View Post
VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:


his new series on nbc
Fixed

Hotwire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:21 AM   #15
Son of Coul
They call me Mr. Pym
 
Son of Coul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,517
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

It's a great way to have him sound pretentious and intelligent without feeling like the played-out "British AI gone mad" angle.

Son of Coul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #16
webhead9707
Dr. Perky
 
webhead9707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bates Motel
Posts: 3,735
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Well for the record, Jarvis could just change his voice module guys.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shockdingo View Post
By day, a normal mild mannered fellow. By night, he is Dr. Perky, a brutal vigilante known for breaking the limbs of the corrupt and heartless....all while in a cuddly bear costume. BEWARE BE BEAR!!!!! Summer 2011.
My Deviantart
PSN ID:NerdHerd9707
I won't push it on you but if you'd like to ask me about Christ, I'm here.
webhead9707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #17
cherokeesam
SHIELD Director Coulson
 
cherokeesam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cherokee, NC
Posts: 11,670
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by webhead9707 View Post
Well for the record, Jarvis could just change his voice module guys.
But then, why shell out the big bucks to hire another star with a busy schedule to play the same role as Bettany, when you've already got Bettany? It'd be a helluva lot cheaper, simpler, and more logical (both in front of the camera and behind the camera) to just keep Bettany and modulate *his* voice if they were going to go the "Jarvis is Ultron" route.

And for that, I think it's a very safe bet that Jarvis *isn't* Ultron.

__________________
THE COTTON AVENGERS

...They move like slick cotton on oil.

---Echostation, 3/18/2014
cherokeesam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #18
Zarex
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,497
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
But then, why shell out the big bucks to hire another star with a busy schedule to play the same role as Bettany, when you've already got Bettany? It'd be a helluva lot cheaper, simpler, and more logical (both in front of the camera and behind the camera) to just keep Bettany and modulate *his* voice if they were going to go the "Jarvis is Ultron" route.

And for that, I think it's a very safe bet that Jarvis *isn't* Ultron.
I'm wondering if Spader will also be playing Hank Pym.

Zarex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #19
TheFBI
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 151
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zarex View Post
I'm wondering if Spader will also be playing Hank Pym.

That could be interesting, although who would play the younger version (if the movie is split into two time periods)

TheFBI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 05:06 PM   #20
cherokeesam
SHIELD Director Coulson
 
cherokeesam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cherokee, NC
Posts: 11,670
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zarex View Post
I'm wondering if Spader will also be playing Hank Pym.
As much as Joss Whedon hates Hank Pym, I'd seriously doubt it. But it would definitely be an interesting angle and makes sense --- i.e., Ultron created in Hank Pym's image/voice. Don't think it's gonna happen, though.

__________________
THE COTTON AVENGERS

...They move like slick cotton on oil.

---Echostation, 3/18/2014
cherokeesam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #21
The Question
Objectivism doesn't work.
 
The Question's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hub City
Posts: 38,981
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
As much as Joss Whedon hates Hank Pym, I'd seriously doubt it. But it would definitely be an interesting angle and makes sense --- i.e., Ultron created in Hank Pym's image/voice. Don't think it's gonna happen, though.

__________________
VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
The Question is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 04:40 PM   #22
Tony Stark
Armored Avenger!
 
Tony Stark's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: In a cave with a box of scraps
Posts: 7,873
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
But then, why shell out the big bucks to hire another star with a busy schedule to play the same role as Bettany, when you've already got Bettany? It'd be a helluva lot cheaper, simpler, and more logical (both in front of the camera and behind the camera) to just keep Bettany and modulate *his* voice if they were going to go the "Jarvis is Ultron" route.

And for that, I think it's a very safe bet that Jarvis *isn't* Ultron.
Because Jarvis is not Ultron and it's important that they make that distinction in the film. We don't really know how the emergence of Ultron is going to play out.

Even if Jarvis is somehow corrupted into being Ultron, they need to show that they are two separate characters and by using another actor's voice, that is the best way.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to see what they come up with.

__________________
“Whenever you see somebody crossing over to something it gives it pop. Like Murder She Wrote and Magnum [P.I.] — great crossover. I got excited.” Joss Whedon on Spider-man joining the Avengers.
Tony Stark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:33 AM   #23
smashmode
House Stark
 
smashmode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,401
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

This is awesome!

smashmode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #24
Zarex
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,497
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Hopefully, the next announcement will be that Spader has been cast as Hank Pym in Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man".

Zarex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #25
ThePowerCosmic
Straight Lording.
 
ThePowerCosmic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: HYDRA
Posts: 17,845
Default Re: James Spader is Ultron!

Spader has a fantastic voice, it fits Ultron.

__________________
2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, Daredevil, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four
2016: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America 3, Doctor Strange(?), X-Men: Apocalypse, Sinister 6, Untitled DC movie, Gareth Edwards' Star Wars, Warcraft


Hail HYDRA!

Thirsty? Get HYDRAted.
ThePowerCosmic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.