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!
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.
Superhero movie casting is often controversial, inspiring much wailing and gnashing of teeth from fanboys, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks that James Spader playing Ultron in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a bad idea. The three-time Emmy award-winning star of 'Boston Legal' and 'The Practice' feels like the right fit for Marvel. He's also the exact kind of actor that writer/director Joss Whedon wanted in his movie.
Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader will appear together in 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron,' but way back in 1987, the two actors starred together in a much different film: 'Less Than Zero,' based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, in which a college student returns home to L.A. for the holidays to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his junkie best friend. 26 years later, and with a reunion of sorts on the way, we thought now would be a good time to take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
So much for those rumors that Paul Bettany (as Jarvis) would be playing Ultron... Marvel announced today that Joss Whedon has cast the maniacal, villainous robot in 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' but instead of Bettany (who has voiced Jarvis in all three 'Iron Man' films and 'The Avengers'), we'll instead get...James Spader?
Fans of 'NBC's 'The Office' are likely glad to be rid of James Spader and his oily Steve Carell replacement character Robert California, but that hasn't stopped 'The Practice' Emmy-winner from finding another home on NBC. New reports claim that Spader has signed on to the lead role of upcoming pilot thriller 'The Blacklist,' but what about the drama seems a bit too close to FOX's 'The Following?'