James Spader Cast In Villainous Role In “Avengers” Sequel

NEW YORK (August 29, 2013)--James Spader will play Ultron in Marvel’s upcoming sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel announced Thursday.

In the comics, the character is a robot with artificial intelligence.

"Age of Ultron" is the sequel to the 2012 box office hit "The Avengers."

Disney will release it in May 2015.

It will be directed by Joss Whedon and will star Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson.

Spader, 53, is well known for this TV work including roles on "The Practice," ''Boston Legal" and the upcoming NBC drama "The Blacklist."

His films include 1989's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and last year's "Lincoln."

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