It has been month since it was unveiled that James Spader would be voicing the robot villain Ultron in the upcoming sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” at Marvel Studios.
Now, Spader has commented about the casting and just what he’s done so far since the announcement. A quote from Inquirer seems to indicate he’ll be doing more than just voice work:
“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!”
Spader also talked to The Independent in regards to his anticipation for the project:
“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.”
Speaking of ‘Avengers,’ Spader’s co-star Scarlett Johansson also gave a brief update on the sequel recently, telling Interview Magazine:
“We’ll be shooting that in January. I think we’re taking it to the streets this time, I think we’re going overseas.”