James Spader Talks About Avengers Sequel Role
Star says he's excited at prospect of playing Ultron in superhero movie...
James Spader has revealed that he is excited at the prospect of playing the villain in the follow-up to The Avengers.
The actor will be portraying robot Ultron in Joss Whedon's eagerly awaited superhero sequel, and has told The Independent that he expects to have a good time making the movie.
"I think it'll be a lot of fun and it's incredibly nostalgic for me," he told the newspaper.
"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."
Spader, who has previously starred in Pretty In Pink, Sex, Lies And Videotape and Lincoln among other movies, has also revealed that preparation has already begun for his role in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
He told Inquirer Entertainment: "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 movie is due for release on 1 May, 2015.