Marvel head Kevin Feige talks villain in ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

Baddie will be voiced by James Spader

Marvel head Kevin Feige has spoken about the villain in the forthcoming The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

James Spader will bring the character to life for the eagerly-anticipated sequel to the first Avengers film and, speaking to, Feige promised that Joss Whedon’s film will do the comic book villain justice.

“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 [in the films]?

“Also our bad guy is great. I think people are going to be very, very excited to see what we’re doing with the voice that Joss [Whedon] is bringing to life with James Spader for Ultron.”

He added: “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.”

Since its release in May 2012, The Avengers – a superhero ensemble movie uniting Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk – has become the third highest-grossing film of all time, taking over $1.5 billion (£930 million) at the box office worldwide.