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James Spader to play villain in 'Avengers' sequel
MSN ^ | By DonKaye_ParallelUniverse 22 hours ago

Posted on 08/30/2013 8:31:53 AM PDT by Perdogg

James Spader has been cast as the villain Ultron in Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," it was announced today via a post at Marvel.com.

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This is actually very cool and unexpected news. Spader, who started out as part of the Hollywood "Brat Pack" back in the '80s, has transitioned into an older character actor specializing in creepy and sometimes outright sinister parts. He may be best known in recent years as Alan Shore in the TV shows "Boston Legal" and "The Practice," and was seen last year as a shady political operative in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

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1 posted on 08/30/2013 8:31:53 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

ping


2 posted on 08/30/2013 8:32:29 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

kind of a wuss isnt he?


3 posted on 08/30/2013 8:36:12 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Perdogg

Lemme guess, his character will be a Bible-thumping Republican businessman who is a) raping the planet, b) plotting a race/culture war, c) on a mission to offer the infidels a “convert or die” option, or d) all of the above?


4 posted on 08/30/2013 8:38:47 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Perdogg
If they're true to the comics then it won't matter much who plays Ultron.


5 posted on 08/30/2013 8:39:38 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: kevkrom

Ultron is a self-aware AI.


6 posted on 08/30/2013 8:40:30 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Perdogg

I didn’t realize until yesterday that he has lost his hair.


7 posted on 08/30/2013 8:50:52 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: driftdiver

I think he’s sexy in a depraved kind of way. Or maybe I just mean that Alan Shore, the character he played in Boston Legal, is sexy in a depraved kind of way. He was a great foil for Shatner, whom I love.


8 posted on 08/30/2013 8:51:17 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

His monotone, calm voice would do well in this role.
Plus, he plays one of those adversaries that you couldn’t guess the mood of (Supernova, Wolf).


9 posted on 08/30/2013 8:56:27 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Perdogg

I can live with Spader as the villain.

What I cannot live with is Ben Affleck as Batman. Completely unacceptable.


10 posted on 08/30/2013 9:01:33 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Ingtar

LOL!

Shows my mindset (and lack of comic book knowledge) — I was thinking of “The Avengers” is terms of the 60’s TV series, not the Marvel superheros.


11 posted on 08/30/2013 9:02:39 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Perdogg

I thought the end credits of Avengers hinted towards Thanos as the main villain to come next?


12 posted on 08/30/2013 9:03:30 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: kevkrom

... and my reading comprehension, as it clearly says “Marvel” in the excerpt. I’ll go lash myself with a wet noodle now...


13 posted on 08/30/2013 9:03:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: kevkrom

... and my reading comprehension, as it clearly says “Marvel” in the excerpt. I’ll go lash myself with a wet noodle now...


14 posted on 08/30/2013 9:03:53 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Perdogg

The original Daniel Jackson. Can’t be all bad.


15 posted on 08/30/2013 9:21:03 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I read somewhere that Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman.

Gag me with a spoon!!


16 posted on 08/30/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Perdogg

He will make a good cartoon-movie villain.


17 posted on 08/30/2013 11:23:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg

So that means Robert Downey Jr. can finally get his revenge on Spader for “Less Than Zero.”


18 posted on 08/30/2013 11:26:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Good point!


19 posted on 08/30/2013 12:01:51 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

All I remember about that movie was how hot Jamie Gertz was.


20 posted on 08/30/2013 12:03:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kevkrom

Time traveling robot with daddy issues.


21 posted on 08/30/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
I thought the end credits of Avengers hinted towards Thanos as the main villain to come next?Hinted, nothing, they right out and showed him! I was counting on it.
22 posted on 08/30/2013 7:17:03 PM PDT by verga (Liberals and protestants, not all that different if you look closely enough)
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