James Spader Will Be Ultron In THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Because most of us fear Spaders.

This is not what I expected to learn this morning: Joss Whedon has cast James Spader as Ultron for the next Avengers movie. That's great! James Spader can be a lot of fun, particularly now that he's older and a bit more weathered. There were tons of great things about Lincoln, but he was probably my favorite.

This raises a lot of questions about how Ultron will be presented in the film. The character is basically a robot, and teaser footage indicates a link between his existence and Tony Stark's Iron Man technology. So will Spader merely provide voice work? Will he supply a mo-cap performance? Will Ultron emote like a human when it speaks? I honestly know very little about the character, so maybe you guys can educate me on how this might go down in the comments.

But I like James Spader. And I like The Avengers. This is good, curious casting, and I look forward to learning more in the future.