It’s official. We have our Ultron. That is to say, we know the actor who will be playing the titular villain in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. James Spader has officially signed on to portray the super-intelligent, super computer known as Ultron.
Spader is a well known, talented actor who has made a name for himself playing quirky dark characters. Best known for his roles in Boston Legal, Sex, Lies and Video Tape, and Secretary.
Ultron, in the comics, is an artificial intelligence that is created by the genius Hank Pym aka Giant Man aka Ant Man. Ultron eventually, as most A.I. does, goes rouge and vows to kill its creator and his accomplices. In the movie universe it was widely anticipated that Tony Stark’s super intelligent computer Jarvis would be the link to Ultron. Most thought that the voice of Jarvis, Paul Bettany, would be cast as the villainous robot. Apparently, that’s not the case.