James Spader Is the Voice of Ultron in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’!

Joss Whedon finally picks his villain for the highly-anticipated sequel that bring’s Marvel’s Phase Two to a close on May 1st, 2015.

James Spader is Ultron in The Avengers 2

James Spader will face off against Earth's Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron the sequel to 2012's record-breaking Marvel's The Avengers. The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers' much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.

Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on Boston Legal and The Practice, and will return to television this fall in NBC's highly anticipated series The Blacklist. Most recently Spader was seen in the critically-acclaimed film Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg and has previously worked with a long list of accomplished film directors including David Cronenberg, Curtis Hanson, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Tim Robbins, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone. David Mamet also directed Spader in the Broadway play Race.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will bring the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with Marvel's The Avengers director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. Marvel's The Avengers was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time.

Spader is represented by ICM Partners and his lawyer Melanie Cook at Ziffren Brittenham.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

Sources: Marvel Studios

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Comments (35)

  1. Keith Smith

    Dear God Please. I hope Ultron doesn't look like that. Nevertheless, James Spader is perfect for this role.

    9 months agoby @Keith-Smith-22550058Flag

  2. Sean

    @Juicy1 I'm sure there will be Ultron action figures for kids, right around the time of The Avengers: Age of Ultron's theatrical release on May 1st 2015.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Juicy1


    1 year agoby @Juicy1Flag

  4. Cartman

    @themoviefanatic i wrote the following in previous AV-2 thread -what is the f*cking meaning of this "Paul Bettany is rumored to play Ultron in the upcoming Avengers sequel" - you mean a guy is gonna wear a Robot suit and walk around like the 80's Super Human Samurai? (just say Paul Bettany is rumored to voice Ultron.)

    2 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  5. Sean

    @ejk1 You have a theory about time travel in The Avengers: Age of Ultron ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 I'll take it.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. OhhmeohhMy

    Shnoopbop@. I thrust that he can make the right choices for this movie and anybody else involved with the movies production. You must got your Masters degree in smarta**. Do I have to keep my repeating my self. You must like to give a peace of your mind. Well I'll give more than just a peace.

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  8. ejk1

    I think some people are taking this "Bord" a little seriously. I also think Joss would care.

    This story kind of flies in the face of the Jarvis turning into Ultron story from earlier this week. We'll see how it ultimately plays out in two years, but for now, I'm hopeful that my time travel theory may still be in the mix.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. gumperman

    @ledouchee I think he is doing in on purpose to get a reaction, like he said with Josh instead of Joss.

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  10. Ledouchee

    @OhhmeohhMy Josh Whedon is married. You said you thrusted him. Twice. Or was that maybe just a Freudian slip?

    2 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  11. OhhmeohhMy

    @mutant. Well get over it. Big deal. I knew how to spell his name. Hush typed a little fast. But next time to slow it down for you with baby steps. So I don't put so much work on your mind. Ha

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  12. OhhmeohhMy

    Well it was important enough for you to mention. So I only thought that you took this comment board a little serious. But okay. That's fine. Lol

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  13. Sean

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n What do you mean about them listening to you ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Writer220

    @OhhmeohhMy it's Joss not Josh.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  15. Ghostman

    And as for the "I did it on purpose again" part, makes you sound like a troll. Alas, I was only correcting someones misspelling and get called out for being 'serious.'

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Ghostman

    @OhhmeohhMy Who said I took it a "little too serious"? Lol...

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  17. OhhmeohhMy

    @ghostman. Josh Whedon. Who cares. Ur making to big of a deal out of it. U take this comment Bord a little to serious.

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  18. OhhmeohhMy

    @ledouchee who's married?

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  19. OhhmeohhMy

    @ghostman. I just posted his name wrong again on purpose haha

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  20. Nick C.

    @ledouchee beat me to it -_____-

    2 years agoby @knightmare90Flag

  21. Gandoff

    Swerve...lol... Just when you think you know, you realize you don't... :D I could see him doing his "scientific" like persona he did in Stargate as Ultron. Both intelligent and knowing, but as a AI reaching out in a inquisitive way to learn.

    2 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  22. Cheetoboy

    Wow James Spader is an excellent choice, he has the perfect voice for the role. So yesterday that Paul Bettany casting announcement was just bullsh**

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  23. Ledouchee

    And @OhhmeohhMy stop thrusting him. He's married

    2 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  24. Ghostman

    @OhhmeohhMy It's Joss, not Josh :P

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  25. OhhmeohhMy

    @michael routt why are you repeating what I said. I do thrust him. I just had totally forgot about this guy to think to think it might be him. I'm like everyone else on here. To wait and voice my thought on the news and rumors. Thanks for pointing out my comment.

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  26. CoreyB

    pretty cool...nice waste of time story w the whole paul bettany thing yesterday movieweb haha

    2 years agoby @CoreyBFlag

  27. OhhmeohhMy

    @thedude1 I did not know his full Credentials. But ether way like I said. Josh Whedon knows what he is doing. So I thrust in him. But at least he has good experience in this type of roles. Thanks for the insight.

    2 years agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  28. Michael Routt

    @OhhmeohhMy How about we give credit to Joss Whedon, since he did the first Avengers movie.

    2 years agoby @michael-routtFlag

  29. TheDude1

    @OhhmeohhMy I actually don't see this move as unpredictable. Spader has been doing voice over work for many many years now. He is very good at it.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

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