James Spader Will Be Ultron In THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Because most of us fear Spaders.

James Spader Will Be Ultron In THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

This is not what I expected to learn this morning: Joss Whedon has cast James Spader as Ultron for the next Avengers movie. That's great! James Spader can be a lot of fun, particularly now that he's older and a bit more weathered. There were tons of great things about Lincoln, but he was probably my favorite.

This raises a lot of questions about how Ultron will be presented in the film. The character is basically a robot, and teaser footage indicates a link between his existence and Tony Stark's Iron Man technology. So will Spader merely provide voice work? Will he supply a mo-cap performance? Will Ultron emote like a human when it speaks? I honestly know very little about the character, so maybe you guys can educate me on how this might go down in the comments.

But I like James Spader. And I like The Avengers. This is good, curious casting, and I look forward to learning more in the future.

Evan Saathoff's photo About the Author: Evan Saathoff (known also by such aliases as Sam Strange and Tyler Perry) is News Editor of Badass Digest. He lived in Taiwan for two years and can order several food items in Chinese. Movies are fun, but he prefers Jesus Christ. Close personal friend to the Paranormal Activity Demon. Absurdly handsome. Weird wiener, though.