Like all of us, I consider myself to be the absolute perfect casting agent making choices that everyone would go “Oh OF COURSE! They’re perfect for that role!” even if in reality I’d probably be just as bad as some current ones.
I’m not sure where you had James Spader on your list of “ideal Ultron candidates,” but he wasn’t on my radar. I’ve liked his work well enough and Spader being named Ultron today won’t set the Internet on full-scale revolt mode like Ben Affleck as Batman. If you weren’t too excited though, check out this clip from “Boston Legal,” which goes a long way in showing why he’ll make a surprising, but incredible choice.
The video quality isn’t exactly HD, but Spader is fantastic in it and I could twist a few words here and there and imagine him talking about humanity and being the sole savior to fix our problem. I’m starting to think this Joss Whedon knows what he’s doing. What do you think?