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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Seeks a Second Villain

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According to our friends at Latino Review, Marvel is adding a second villain to Avengers: Age of Ultron. A Marvel casting breakdown is circulating, and they’re looking for a physically imposing caucasian man, aged 40-50, for a supporting role. Latino Review has learned that the role is Baron Von Strucker. Drew McWeeny at Hit Fix tweeted that he had confirmation and more details on the role he’ll play.

For those not familiar, Baron Von Strucker is a HYDRA leader, enemy of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers. He is ageless and has died multiple times, but always reappears. (SPOILER: El Mayimbe also reports that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be working for von Stucker in the film, making them HYDRA? Maybe?)

The site also claims that Marvel has expressed interest in Martin Csokas (Rogue, the upcoming The Equalizer) and Dougray Scott (My Week with Marilyn, Ever After) for the role, although they note that it’s still early days, and that could change.

So there you go. How exactly Baron von Strucker will fit in with big bad Ultron remains to be seen, but it’ll be interesting to watch!

UPDATE:

(This is pretty SPOILERY information, so read it at your own risk.) HitFix reports that Baron Von Stucker will be the villain The Avengers are battling at the start of the film. He will not have an ongoing role throughout the film, but he introduces Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who begin the film working with/for him. Their journey to become good or evil will be a major part of the film.

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