Kevin Feige Talks Villain in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has offered up another update on Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron. During an interview with Movies.com, Feige talked about the upcoming Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe documentary special, saying,
“They're advertising it as a first look, and that is an honest statement. We don't start filming for another week and a half, so you're not going to have a lot of first-unit footage because it doesn't exist yet. But you certainly get more than just a peek at some of the new fun things we have in store. Introducing the new characters is going to be a lot of fun for the movie. That ever-changing roster is very important in the Avengers comics, and so how do we start to play with that [on the screen]?”
He then went on to enthusiastically talk about the film's main villain, Ultron, who is being played by James Spader,
“Our bad guy is great. I think people are going to very, very excited to see what we're doing with the voice that Joss [Whedon] is bringing to life with James Spader for Ultron. We love Ultron from the comics, and have always loved Ultron, and at no point do we want him to just be a robot. We want him to have an extreme personality and attitude, and James Spader is doing an unbelievable job. Again, for us it's always about subverting expectations. Whenever you think you know what's coming next, we surprise people or deliver it in a slightly unexpected way. And Spader is doing that with Mr. Ultron.”
There's no doubt that Spader is going to be amazing. Tomorrow we'll learn a little bit more about the movie in the Marvel documentary that is set to air on ABC at 8pm. I imagine Marvel fans aren't going to want to miss it. Age of Ultron is set to be released on May 1st, 2015!