An Avengers villain of distinction, apparently.
You wouldn’t expect a director to give an interview in which he stated that a cast member was ‘his 14th choice’, that they were ‘the best option at short notice’, and that you ‘weren’t sure they could pull off the role and you were concerned’. That’s a shame. It would make film interviews much more interesting.
Instead, you get unbridled enthusiasm, and few directors give better enthusiasm than Joss Whedon. The Avengers’ creative colossus has been discussing one of the final pieces of casting for the much anticipated superhero sequel- the central role as chief villain, rogue robot Ultron:
“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 [from 2001: A Space Odyssey]. Spader can play all of the levels. He’s the guy to break The Avengers into pieces. Muwahaha.”
The Avengers sequel should benefit from being one of the first big blockbusters released in the summer of 2015, a year packed with mega-budget films. Will The Avengers defeat the combined might of Batman vs Superman, Independence Day aliens, a Terminator, some Jurassic World dinosaurs and more Smurfs?
What a fascinating summer it should turn out to be.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is released 1st May 2015.
Source: Marvel via Collider