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Thomas Kretschman cast as Baron von Strucker in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

January 15th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

According to The Hollywood Reporter Thomas Kretschmann has been cast as a “major villain” in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, which they say is none other than Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. The site also notes that Kretschmann’s deal to portray Strucker is for multiple films and not solely The Avengers sequel. Strucker was originally rumored to appear in the movie last month, but neither of those actors got the part. Baron von Stucker will join the villain Ultron, played by James Spader, in the highly-anticipated sequel.

Strucker first appeared in 1964′s Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos. A former Nazi officer, Strucker’s body is host to the “Death Spore Virus,” which gives him powerful healing abilities and has stopped his aging. If he dies, however, the virus can go airborne and wipe out all life on Earth.

The Whedon sequel stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and James Spader.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 1, 2015

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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