Many comic book fans are happy with James Spader being cast as Ultron in the second “Avengers” movie, unlike when it was revealed that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in the unnamed Batman vs. Superman flick. Twitter users and celebrities alike took to the social media site to share their excitement over the surprisingly accurate cast.
The Emmy-award-winning actor will play the reviled villain in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and practically no one has had a bad word to say about him. Comedian and actor Patton Oswat, who’s more than outspoken on social media, took to Twitter to discuss his content with Spader as Ultron.
“Totally cool with James Spader playing Ultron as long as @josswhedon uses OMD's "If You Leave" on the soundtrack,” he wrote on Thursday after the news made headlines.
Totally cool with James Spader playing Ultron as long as @josswhedon uses OMD's "If You Leave" on the soundtrack.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 29, 2013
It's much different than when news broke that Affleck was Batman. Sure, there's a major difference with Batman being a major hero and Ultron as a villain that's not as well known, but people are just starting to come to grips with the "Argo" actor, director and star being the comic book star and a silly hashtag like #Batfleck wasn't created after Spader was announced as Ultron.
The film’s director, Joss Whedon, who famously directed the '90s hit “Buffy,” wanted Ultron to be in the film because he’s an “interesting guy,” and he might have had Spader in mind for awhile.
“I knew right away what I wanted to do with him,” Whedon told Entertainment Weekly. “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy. He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who’s a witch.”
The rest of Twitter also had a strong response to the 53-year-old “Stargate” actor’s involvement in the action film, which will most likely be a hit like its predecessor. Check out what the mini-blog users had to say about it in the comments below:
— Peter Aitken (@bbcexpat) August 29, 2013
I actually rally like James Spader so I'm excited to see him as Ultron.
— kristiana grigorova (@wastedsunsets) August 29, 2013
The 8 year old comic fan of the 70's combines with the film freak/80s teen in my inner being to being excited about James Spader as Ultron
— PummeloPeel (@PummeloPeel) August 29, 2013
Just when I feel okay with not needing to watch superhero movies anymore, James Spader shows up. damnit
— Neil Cicierega okay (@neilyourself) August 29, 2013