Spader Talks What Drew Him To “Ultron”

Following the official release of the teaser trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” yesterday afternoon, James Spader has spoken a bit about voicing the villain of the title in the film in a new interview with Total Film.

“The Blacklist” actor points out that his character is quite different to the role of Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington which he currently plays on that hit NBC series:

“Ultron takes abrupt turns in scenes. Red isn’t pyschopathic but Ultron is. Yes, he is psychopathic. He’s really batsh-t crazy.”

Talking about Ultron’s personality, the biggest thing that drew him to the role may not be what you expect – the dark humor:

“There’s a humorous aspect to him, which is something that drew me in from the very first conversation I had with Joss [Whedon]. In many ways he’s a child, this character, because he’s a brand new being who’s just come to be. And yet, through artificial intelligence, he has an incredible capacity for knowledge. So he’s a very powerful, smart child.”

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled to hit cinemas in May.