Marvel’s Kevin Feige spoke with SFX and talked about Ultron being the main villain in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Feige on the character of Ultron:
“Joss Whedon had a great idea for the character and how to use him to unify the Avengers again and acquire their services once more. He was a favorite. Joss and I were on the production of the first Avengers movie and we started having conversations about Ultron, and how he could come about and how we could adapt his origin to the continuity of the cinematic universe. It literally was just little discussions between takes but thankfully Joss files all that kind of stuff away in his brain. Then when the time arrived, he started outing it, so he went back to that and built a very good story.”
Feige on casting James Spader for Ultron:
“I first met James Spader two or three years ago. I thought it would be great to have him in our universe and we finally found the right role with Joss’s version of Ultron.”
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be released on May 1, 2015.