James Spader

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Director Joss Whedon on James Spader’s Villainous Mo-Cap Work

by Britt Hayes March 12, 2015 @ 6:27 PM
Mo-cap technology has become incredibly valuable on productions like Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which Andy Serkis collaborated with Mark Ruffalo and James Spader to bring the Hulk and Ultron to life. You really couldn’t ask for a better performer to help with your mo-cap performance. In a new interview, Joss Whedon opens up about what it was like to work with Spader and the actor’s difficulties with the technology, which still yielded some impressive results.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Premium Ultron Action Figure Has Got No Strings

by Britt Hayes January 10, 2015 @ 2:19 PM
Vision and Ultron are two of the most prominent new elements in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ as both characters drive much of the film’s action. We’ve gotten several sneak peeks at the enigmatic Vision and the sinister Ultron, but this new premium figure from Hot Toys gives us the most sharp and sleek look at the epic super villain yet. If you’re an ‘Avengers’ fan and have some extra cash just laying around, maybe consider throwing it down for this awesome new toy—or “premium figure,” if you want to use grown-up language.

New ‘Avengers 2’ Details: The Origins of Ultron and the Vision Revealed

by Matt Singer December 30, 2014 @ 10:48 AM
By the twelve moons of Munnopor! ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ opens in theaters in less than five months! Five months! An we’ve still only seen a couple of brief teasers and a handful of images from the movie! Why, it’s almost like Marvel wants us to actually be surprised by the movie!

'Avengers 2' Extended Trailer: Ultron Crashes the Party

by Britt Hayes October 28, 2014 @ 9:13 PM
Those who tuned into the newest episode of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' tonight were rewarded with a little treat: brand new footage from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to go with that pretty sweet trailer that dropped just last week.

Comic Strip: The 'Avengers 2' Trailer, a 'Suicide Squad' Scoop and a DC Superhero Multiverse

by Jacob Hall October 27, 2014 @ 10:49 AM
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the 'Avengers 2' trailer arrives, Jesse Eisenberg may join a very interesting DC movie, and the other superheroes of the Justice League offer updates on their movies.

'Avengers 2' Star James Spader on Ultron: "He's Bats--t Crazy!"

by Mike Sampson October 23, 2014 @ 9:28 AM
As the 'Avengers 2' trailer leaked online last night about six days earlier than planned, we got our first look at Marvel's latest (and biggest) villain, Ultron, in action. Set the creepy tune of Pinocchio's "I've Got No Strings," we got to see a little bit of what Ultron is all about. And, fresh off that first look, James Spader - the voice and actor behind Ultron - has some words about his cinematic counterpart: "He's really batshit crazy!"

'Avengers 2' Trailer: A Terrifying Ultron Assembles

by Britt Hayes October 22, 2014 @ 8:34 PM
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Seems like the internet just couldn't wait for that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer to premiere. Just last night, Marvel announced that the trailer would debut following next week's new episode of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' and tonight a pirated version found its way online. Marvel reacted quickly by posting the real deal and revealing a new teaser poster.

'Avengers 2' Cast on Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and More at Comic-Con 2014

by Nick Romano July 28, 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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During Marvel Studio's big presentation at Comic-Con 2014, nearly the entire 'Avengers 2' cast came out on the Hall H stage to tease their next big battle and screen the first footage for the fans. But what the audience didn't see was all the post-action. The stars came out to chat with press about all things Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the post-'Winter Soldier' S.H.I.E.L.D., and what each character is up to in this brave new world.

NBC's 'The Blacklist' Renewed for Season 2

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 3, 2013 @ 4:57 PM
Ratings for NBC crime thriller 'The Blacklist' have proven especially solid across the board for NBC, and with James Spader's prominence inevitable for years to come, is it any wonder the peacock has opted to renew one of its few buzzed-about hits from the 2013-2014 season? Get a pen ready, because 'The Blacklist' will have more names to cross off in season 2!

James Spader Reveals 'Avengers 2' Will Use Motion Capture to Create Ultron

by Mike Sampson September 30, 2013 @ 9:08 AM
One of the big questions we had when it was revealed James Spader was joining 'Avengers 2' as the villainous robot Ultron, was whether Spader would simply be providing the voice or if he would actually be performing on set in a motion-capture suit. Today, courtesy Spader himself, we have the answer.