Spader Talks “Ultron” Mo-Cap Process

Following the early release of the first “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer, which has pretty much broken every online trailer record there is, everyone’s still talking about the clip and the proper glimpse of James Spader’s Ultron villain who dominates much of the preview.

Speaking with Total Film, Spader discussed the motion-capture process for the project and confirmed that he shot his scenes with the other actors present and with much of his dialogue recorded live:

“When you first meet Ultron, his physicality is very different to what he evolves to. It was in the script but we arrived at the metamorphosis of him on the set. In practice, in rehearsals.

We were able to create the physicality of the character on the motion-capture stage. They would dot me up and I was wearing a helmet that had two cameras on my face, and they could live stream it to a monitor so we could try different things.

Then I’d go and shoot the scene with the other actors and they’re recording all of it, including my voice. 9 times out of 10 they were not using ADR (additional dialogue recording) after the fact.”

He also says the mo-cap process allowed him to fine tune his work even after the fact: “If you wanted to add something, or change something, you had the opportunity to do that. I just loved it.”

More footage from Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is slated to premiere during Tuesday’s episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”.