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Old 08-29-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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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.


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http://marvel.com/news/story/21099/e...endary_villain

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



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Old 08-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Just saw this on my twitter...

WTF!

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

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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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

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

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #5
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He's amazing. I think he'll do a great job

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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Just saw it on FaceBook. Awesome news.

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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He's got this great intonation, quite robotic in a way. Great casting.

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Old 08-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #8
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He's got this great intonation, quite robotic in a way. Great casting.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 08-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #10
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Spader always play his villainous characters with a very monotone, cool and deliberate tone. This is what I expect him to do.

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #11
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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This is awesome!

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

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Spader has a fantastic voice, it fits Ultron.

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