If you heard a really loud, high pitched squee from the West Coast direction of the planet, that was me finding out that James Spader had been cast as the Big Bad in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
Per the Marvel press release:
James Spader will face off against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the sequel to 2012’s record-breaking “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers’ much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.
Some part of me always knew that Steff from Pretty In Pink was going to survive whatever “lesson” he got thanks to John Hughes and grow up to be an evil SOB. This just seems like the natural conclusion to his need for power.
Plus, the header pic tells you what I already knew. RDJ and Spader just…work. (yes, I’ve loved them both for that long)
Definitely planning to keep an eye out for more news on this one. Thanks Marvel, you made my year 😉