James Spader just launched his new series, Blacklist, on NBC last week. While out on the circuit, promoting the show, The Inquirer asked him a bit about his upcoming role as Ultron in the Avengers sequel.
Here’s what he had to say when he was asked about if he’d started preparing for the role:
I have spoken to Joss Whedon about it. And yes, actually, just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I’m gonna fit in this Ultron character!
Spader then added (via The Independent)
“I’m not a planner,” he admits. “I like to try something different, to just see what happens.” Thus he has just agreed to play Ultron, the villain in Joss Whedon’s Avengers sequel because “I think it’ll be a lot of fun and it’s incredibly nostalgic for me. When I was a kid my best friend had trunks of comics and I didn’t have any so I used to love going for sleepovers at his house. Also I have three sons and two of them have a great interest in comics so they’re excited I’m playing the role.”
Something about his blase’ attitude just doesn’t fill me with the greatest amount of hope for his performance. What do you think?