James Spader is on the interview circuit promoting his hot new TV show The Blacklist so naturally, someone is going to ask him what's up with The Avengers: Age Of Ultron since he is playing the bad guy Ultron. He told The Inquirer the following:
Have you started preparing for the “Avengers” sequel?
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!
“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.”