James Spader will perform motion capture to bring to life the villainous Ultron in the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
Producer Kevin Feige said to The Huffington Post that Spader will be more than just a robot voice:
“We did not hire James Spader to do a robot voice,”
“We’ll be capturing his face and his body to create a whole performance. He’s a very unique and incredibly exciting and unpredictable actor.”
“Ultron in the comics is a robot, but what’s cool about him in the comics — and certainly how Joss Whedon is interpreting him for the movie — is that he is much more than just a robot,”
“That he’s infused with much character. … you can imagine James Spader will be very dynamic in his portrayal of this character.”
The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is set to be released on May 1, 2015. The full “Avengers” cast is back to reprise their respective roles, with the addition of Aaron Johnson as Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen will portray his on-screen twin sister, Scarlet Witch.