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Published On: Tue, Mar 18th, 2014

James Spader is ‘great bad guy’ in ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ as Marvel head talks line-up changes

Next year will bring the highly anticipated sequel to The Avengers and the film will add new characters and a new villain: Ultron.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige talked about changing the line-up a bit and praised star James Spader as the titular character in  Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“Introducing the new characters is going to be a lot of fun for the movie,” said Feige in a Movies.com Mar. 17 interview. “That ever-changing roster is very important in the Avengers comics, and so how do we start to play with that [on the big screen]?”

On Spader, Feige sounds elated at the performance by the Boston Legal star.

” Also our bad guy is great. I think people are going to be very, very excited to see what we’re doing with the voice that Joss [Whedon] is bringing to life with James Spader for Ultron. We love Ultron from the comics, and have always loved Ultron, and at no point do we want him to just be a robot. We want him to have an extreme personality and attitude, and James Spader is doing an unbelievable job. Again, for us it’s always about subverting expectations. Whenever you think you know what’s coming next, we surprise people or deliver it in a slightly unexpected way. And Spader is doing that with Mr. Ultron.”

Feige also teased fans can expect to see in tomorrow night’s special: Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe so check out the full interview HERE

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to release in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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