While making the publicity rounds for his new NBC television show Blacklist, it’s pretty much a given that James Spader would field a few questions about his upcoming role as the villain Ultron in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The Inquirer asked Spader if he had started researching and preparing for the role.
I have spoken to Joss Whedon about it, and yes, actually, just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I’m gonna fit in this Ultron character!
I think it’ll be a lot of fun and it’s incredibly nostalgic for me. When I was a kid my best friend had trunks of comics and I didn’t have any so I used to love going for sleepovers at his house. Also I have three sons and two of them have a great interest in comics so they’re excited I’m playing the role.
Admit it, you totally read those quotes above in Spader’s compellingly unique voice. It looks like Spader’s Ultron will be done using the same methods used to transform Mark Ruffalo into the Incredible Hulk. That should be very interesting, will this Ultron be able to make some facial expressions?
What did you think about Spader’s casting as Ultron?