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Joss Whedon’s first comments on James Spader as Ultron

September 12th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

About two weeks ago, Marvel officially announced that James Spader would be taking on role of Ultron in Joss Whedon‘s Avengers sequel. In a recent interview with Marvel, Whedon said Spader was his first and only choice to take on the villain and explains why:

“Spader was my first and only choice, he’s got that hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling. But he’s also very human and humorous. Ultron is not Hal, Spader can play all of the levels. He’s the guy to break the Avengers into pieces.”

Featuring favorites from the first Avengers film and new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen, Avengers: Age of Ultron will open in theaters on May 1, 2015.

The quote is in the video below at around the 50 second mark.

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