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James Spader to play villain in Avengers sequel

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Aug 29, 2013 | 1:46pm EDT

Actor James Spader is set to play the villain in The Avengers sequel. The three-time Emmy winner will suit up as the title character in new movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, and director Joss Whedon insists his new bad guy will be diabolical. The filmmaker and writer tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "As a character I love (Ultron), because he's so p**sed off. I knew right away what I wanted to do with him. "He's always trying to destroy the Avengers, godd**n 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." Avengers: Age of Ultron will arrive in theatres in May 2015.

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