James Spader was hired for more than just a robot voice according to Kevin Feige
When we heard that James Spader was voicing Ultron for THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, there was a little debate on whether he would simply offer up his vocal talents or get in on some mo-cap. Speaking with Huffington Post, Kevin Feige has confirmed that Spader is more than just a voice.
Kevin Feige: Well, I think it will be more than a voice role -- we'll be capturing his face and his body to create a whole performance. He's a very unique and incredibly exciting and unpredictable actor. And Ultron in the comics is a robot, but what's cool about him in the comics -- and certainly how Joss Whedon is interpreting him for the movie -- is that he is much more than just a robot. That he's infused with much character. And I don't want to say too much, but you can imagine James Spader will be very dynamic in his portrayal of this character.
HP: So he won't be doing a robot voice, I assume.
KF: [Laughs] We did not hire James Spader to do a robot voice.
That settles that to an extent. This is interesting because Feige talks it up like there's more to it than just mo-cap. Unless he's simply trying to get more minds spinning on the topic. "Will there be a face under that adamantium?" Eh, I would think not but I could be surprised.
This aside, I hope they keep the JARVIS idea.
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