James Spader has been cast as Marvel Comics supervillain, "Ultron" in the upcoming movie, "Avengers: Age of Ultron." According to an Aug. 30 article on Forbes.com, the Marvel Comics fans are pleased with this casting decision. Looking from outside into the Marvel Universe, it appears that that would not be an easy thing to do, either. Forbes predicts that the notoriety this film will bring will be a turning point in Spader's career, which already has a "built-in fan base."
Some of Spader's previous films include: "Sex, Lies and Videotape," "Pretty in Pink," "Less Than Zero," and "Stargate." He was a regular on "Boston Legal" for four years.
In this Avengers movie, James Spader will be playing the Marvel Comics legacy supervillain who first appeared in the 1960s. Ultron was created with artificial intelligence by a Dr. Pym (not featured in this movie) and imprinted with his personality. Wired.com has an extensive article explaining the backstory of Ultron. In words that even a non-comic-book-geek could understand, Ultron has evolved through at least 15 different robot forms because, like NASCAR race cars, parts wear out! Ultron remains one of the top few supervillains in the Marvel Universe.
James Spader, age 53, will also be featured in a new NBC television series entitled, "The Blacklist." It premieres on Sept. 23. By all appearances, James Spader is on a quick ride up.