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James Spader on preparing for Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Sep. 30, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

We haven't heard from James Spader since it was announced last month he'll be playing Ultron in THE AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON, but he's made a couple of comments recently about his role in the film. While talking to Inquirer Entertainment, Spader says he's talked to director Joss Whedon and over the weekend did some prep work for THE AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON.

I have spoken to Joss Whedon about it. And yes, actually, just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I’m gonna fit in this Ultron character!

The actor also spoke with The Independent, and says “I'm not a planner. I like to try something different, to just see what happens," which is one of the reason's why he decided to take the role in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. James Spader goes on to say he believes he will enjoy the experience, and talks about how he loved comics as a kid.

"I think it'll be a lot of fun and it's incredibly nostalgic for me. When I was a kid my best friend had trunks of comics and I didn't have any so I used to love going for sleepovers at his house. Also I have three sons and two of them have a great interest in comics so they're excited I'm playing the role.”

I really can't properly express the joy I felt when James Spader's casting was first announced. I absolutely love the actor (a friend made me a "What Would Spader Do?" t-shirt for my birthday one year) and I can't wait to hear Spader's delicious voice for Ultron.

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will be in theaters on May 1st, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: I just recently re-watched WOLF for the first time since I was like twelve. Classic Spader.

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1:53PM on 09/30/2013

So I guess they're doing motion capture

Spader's voice is so mystifying and cold. He's like the white opposite to Morgan Freeman's warm and confident voice.
Spader's voice is so mystifying and cold. He's like the white opposite to Morgan Freeman's warm and confident voice.
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11:42AM on 09/30/2013
of course he'll be cg. mr. spader doesn't exactly have ultron's sexy bod. all they need is his voice. truth be told, i'm starting to get cg fatigue.
of course he'll be cg. mr. spader doesn't exactly have ultron's sexy bod. all they need is his voice. truth be told, i'm starting to get cg fatigue.
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10:49AM on 09/30/2013
I assumed they only needed his voice.
I assumed they only needed his voice.
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10:20AM on 09/30/2013
Really like the choice of Spader, but I'm just curious does anyone know if Ultron will be motion capture or what?
Really like the choice of Spader, but I'm just curious does anyone know if Ultron will be motion capture or what?
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9:40AM on 09/30/2013
I feel like I should say something positive about Spader given the way the other posts are going...but truth be told...I think the last time I saw Spader in anything was Stargate. Yes...I know...I'm a weird kind of movie fan...but that said, I can't think of a casting decision Marvel have got wrong...so there you have it...I therefore believe in Spader ;o)
I feel like I should say something positive about Spader given the way the other posts are going...but truth be told...I think the last time I saw Spader in anything was Stargate. Yes...I know...I'm a weird kind of movie fan...but that said, I can't think of a casting decision Marvel have got wrong...so there you have it...I therefore believe in Spader ;o)
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9:32AM on 09/30/2013
My sympathies to the guy who had to body scan James Spader.

I'm kidding, we're rootin' for ya.

I also just realised this means Ultron got freaky with Batman's girlfriend at one point.
My sympathies to the guy who had to body scan James Spader.

I'm kidding, we're rootin' for ya.

I also just realised this means Ultron got freaky with Batman's girlfriend at one point.
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9:08AM on 09/30/2013
I love this casting. Really I just already find it difficult to picture anybody else in the world as Ultron.
Isn't Spader the most under-rated actor in the world? He has a menace in his cadence.
I love this casting. Really I just already find it difficult to picture anybody else in the world as Ultron.
Isn't Spader the most under-rated actor in the world? He has a menace in his cadence.
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9:06AM on 09/30/2013
He sounds very passionate about the role and that's a good thing. That means we'll get a great performance from Mr. Spader.
He sounds very passionate about the role and that's a good thing. That means we'll get a great performance from Mr. Spader.
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9:04AM on 09/30/2013
Spader can play an excellent villain. Heck, he's even kind of creepy when he plays a good guy. I can't wait to see what he brings to the character.
Spader can play an excellent villain. Heck, he's even kind of creepy when he plays a good guy. I can't wait to see what he brings to the character.
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9:01AM on 09/30/2013
Spader's casting turned my anticipation for this film up to 11.
Spader's casting turned my anticipation for this film up to 11.
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10:06AM on 09/30/2013
Why don't you just make ten higher and make ten be the top number?

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Why don't you just make ten higher and make ten be the top number?

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8:30AM on 09/30/2013
James Spader is perfect casting as far as I'm concerned. Can't wait to see what he bring to Ultron.
James Spader is perfect casting as far as I'm concerned. Can't wait to see what he bring to Ultron.
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