Kevin Feige talks Age Of Ultrons big bad

Avengers: Age Of Ultron looks set to introduce a raft of new characters to what is already an impressive ensemble, with title villain Ultron, probably the most significant of all.

Kevin Feige has been discussing the Avengers’ latest nemesis, and according to the Marvel head honcho, James Spader is doing something rather special with the character…

“Introducing the new characters is going to be a lot of fun for the movie,” said Feige. “That ever-changing roster is very important in the Avengers comics, and so how do we start to play with that [ in the films ]?”

“Also our bad guy is great,” he continues. “I think people are going to be very, very excited to see what we’re doing with the voice that Joss [ Whedon ] is bringing to life with James Spader for Ultron.”

“We love Ultron from the comics, and have always loved Ultron, and at no point do we want him to just be a robot. We want him to have an extreme personality and attitude, and James Spader is doing an unbelievable job.”

“Again, for us it’s always about subverting expectations. Whenever you think you know what’s coming next, we surprise people or deliver it in a slightly unexpected way. And Spader is doing that with Mr. Ultron.”

The casting alone was pretty leftfield, so we can well imagine that Spader’s villain is going to be something out of the ordinary. Avengers: Age Of Ultron will open in the UK on 1 May 2015.

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