The Avengers: Age of Ultron Casts James Spader


James SpaderBreaking news, everyone: James Spader has been cast as the villainous robot Ultron in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Just let that sink in for a minute.

No news yet on how involved he’ll be in the production–will he simply lend his voice or will he suit up for the full motion-capture experience? Either way, it will be interesting to see him and Robert Downey Jr. in a movie together again.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released May 1, 2015. What do you think? Surprised? Excited? A combination of both? Let us know in the comments below!