James Spader cast as Ultron in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"

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MOVIES - Marvel has found its next super-villain. 

Marvel announced today that actor James Spader  will be playing the lead villain, Ultron, in the upcoming Disney/Marvel sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron . This film will be the sequel to the 2012 film The Avengers .

Spader is best known for his role as Alan Shore in the television shows Boston Legal and The Practice.

The character of Ultron was originally created by Hank Pym.  

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.