[Movies] Kevin Feige Says Ultron Isn't 'Just a Robot' in Avengers: Age of Ultron Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.17.2014
He's a full-fledged character...
Kevin Feige only has good things to say about James Spader's work as archvillain Ultron on Avengers: Age of Ultron. Feige spoke with Movies.com about the film and talked about introducing new characters and more.
"Introducing the new characters is going to be a lot of fun for the movie," he said. "That ever-changing roster is very important in the Avengers comics, and so how do we start to play with that [on the big screen]?"
He moved onto Spader and Ultron next, saying, "Also 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."
The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Kretschmann, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen; it releases on May 1st, 2015.