Feige Talks Casting Spader As “Ultron”

Quotes continue coming out of the press tour for Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” this time producer Kevin Feige was asked about the casting of James Spader as Ultron in the much-anticipated sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Feige confirms the role is more than just a voiceover part:

“Well, I think it will be more than a voice role — we’ll be capturing his face and his body to create a whole performance. He’s a very unique and incredibly exciting and unpredictable actor.

And Ultron in the comics is a robot, but what’s cool about him in the comics — and certainly how Joss Whedon is interpreting him for the movie — is that he is much more than just a robot. That he’s infused with much character.

And I don’t want to say too much, but you can imagine James Spader will be very dynamic in his portrayal of this character. We did not hire James Spader to do a [run of the mill] ‘robot voice’.”

Speaking of Ultron, Natalie Portman confirmed at the junket that she will not reprise her role as Jane Foster in the “Avengers” sequel. However, she’d be be interested in coming back if Marvel would have her.

Source: The Huffington Post