James Spader cast as Ultron in Avengers Sequel


Reunited and it feels so…… good?  Robert Downey Jr & James Spader in Less Than Zero, circa 1987

If you’re like me, and love classic 80’s movies, or are in your 30’s and have fond memories of this generation, then you may like appreciate this news.  James Spader, yes, THAT James Spader, has been cast in the upcoming sequel to last year’s Avengers as Ultron, the new “bad guy.”  Yep, Iron Man and Ultron did work together previously, see pic above.   Ultron is an evil robot that can travel through time and uses his talents to change the present so he can have the upper hand in the future.  Sounds interesting.

So, who’s James Spader anyway?  Well, I’ll tell you!  Truthfully, my first memory that popped in my head when I heard this announcement was the movie “Pretty in Pink.”  Sigh….. oh what a movie for us girls….. Blaine was the heart throb (Andrew McCarthy) but the “bad guy” in the movie, Steph, was played by, you guessed it, James Spader.  He seems to play the guy you love to hate!  And p.s. ~ didn’t we all want to be Molly Ringwald at some point in time, or at least get to be in a John Hughes movie?  Remember Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles??


In addition to brat pack movies in the 80’s, James Spader has been on television in Boston Legal, The Office, Lincoln, and will be staring in a new series called The Blacklist which will make it’s debut in September.  All in all, I think James Spader is a great character actor, and can play the bad guy with a sense of charm.  For me, this makes me want to see  The Avengers: Age of Ultron, even more now.   The next Avengers is slated to open in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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