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‘The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron’ Will Likely Leave Out Gwyneth Paltrow

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Marvel Studios

'The Avengers 2,' titled 'Age of Ultron,' will see Marvel's superhero gang do battle against (as the title suggests) the comic-book villain Ultron, but one character of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who will likely sit this one out is Iron Man's squeeze, Pepper Potts.

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Comic Strip: Captain America and Black Widow, Sinister Six Teases and Justin Bieber in ‘Batman’

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Marvel/Sony Pictures/DC

ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to D.C. and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis

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Cosplay of the Week: This Ultron Looks Ready to Crush the Avengers

Dru Phillips
Dru Phillips

It'll be quite some time before we actually get to see what James Spader's bad guy will look like in Joss Whedon's 'Avengers 2,' but we'll be perfectly honest: we hope he's half as cool and menacing as this cosplayer. Seriously, this is no cheap, quick costume; under the proper lighting, this thing could work for an actual superhero movie!

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‘The Avengers 2′: James Spader’s Ultron Will Break the Heroes Into Pieces, Says Whedon

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Marvel/NBC

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.

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Chris Hemsworth Doesn’t Know Who Ultron is or if ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ Will Happen

Marvel
Marvel

Chris Hemsworth is a busy man. In addition to being the Marvel movie universe's Thor, the Australian actor has been promoting the upcoming Ron Howard drama 'Rush,' which sees him stepping into the role of Formula One racer James Hunt. However, no interview with Mr. Hemsworth could be complete without asking him about 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' but the God of Thunder himself can't spill any details. After all, he doesn't even have any details to spill. He doesn't even know who Ultron is!

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‘Avengers 2′ Poll: What Do You Think of the James Spader Casting News?

Marvel
Marvel

Now that you've had a day to sit with the news that everyone's favorite 80s yuppie villain James Spader will be portraying Ultron in 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron', we'd like to ask you: what do you think of the casting?

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‘Avengers 2′ Casts James Spader as Ultron!

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Marvel

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?

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Will Joss Whedon Kill Off One of the Avengers in ‘Avengers 2′? “Maybe…”

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Marvel

'Avengers' director and current Marvel Studios creative head muckity-muck Joss Whedon has a knack for killing off beloved characters. You need to look to further than 'Buffy,' Firefly,' 'Angel' and, of course, 'The Avengers' for evidence. But, as he prepares to shoot 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' in a few months, will Whedon take things up a notch and, gulp, kill one of the Avengers?

"Maybe..."

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‘The Avengers 2′: Joss Whedon Reveals How Ultron Differs From the Comics

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Marvel

Ever since the title 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' was revealed by Marvel and Joss Whedon at Comic-Con 2013 last month, there's been a lot of talk of how this epic villain will be handled for his big-screen translation. Now it seems we've gotten some (vague) answers from Whedon himself, who opened up about the difference between comic book Ultron and movie Ultron.

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‘Avengers 2′ Poll: Which Starlet Should Play Scarlet Witch?

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Marvel

Yesterday a rumor emerged tying Elizabeth Olsen to the role of Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron.' While we should take this revelation with a grain (or two) of salt, we'd like to hear your thoughts: Is Ms. Olsen your pick for Scarlet Witch?

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