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‘Avengers 2’ Blu-ray Featurettes Spotlight Ultron, Vision & the Twins

‘Avengers 2’ Blu-ray Featurettes Spotlight Ultron, Vision & the Twins

Learn more about the behind-the-scenes process of realizing the maniacal Ultron for the big screen in the first of two new featurettes for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, arriving on 3D Digital and Digital HD September 8 and on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and VOD October 2. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo discuss what it was like working with James Spader, while we get to see behind-the-scenes footage of the actor in his motion-capture suit. We also hear from Andy Serkis, who not only played Ulysses Klaue in the superhero sequel, but he also served as a consultant for the motion-capture work.

The second Avengers: Age of Ultron preview features more behind-the-scenes footage of James Spader as Ultron, but his motion-capture outfit is just a bit different this time. Later on in the film, Ultron evolves and becomes a much bigger machine, so to compensate for the size difference, the actor had a large pole mounted to his outfit, which had red dots that represented his eyes. Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) explains that it was irritating because she had to look at those fake eyes a few feet above James Spader's head, when she really wanted to watch his performance. We also hear from producer Kevin Feige and director Joss Whedon, who explain why they wanted to bring in both Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) into this story. If that wasn't enough, we also have a third featurette that showcases Paul Bettany's Vision, with the actor taking us through the extensive makeup process.

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Joss Whedon Talks Ultron in ‘Avengers 2’ Video Interview

Joss Whedon Talks Ultron in ‘Avengers 2’ Video Interview

Avengers: Age of Ultron was released May 1st, 2015.

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James Spader Talks Ultron and ‘Avengers 2’ Motion Capture Process

James Spader Talks Ultron and ‘Avengers 2’ Motion Capture Process

As we head into the weekend, the dust still hasn't quite settled from the early leak of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, which has broken records as the most downloaded and watched trailer of all-time! As hardcore fans continue to pour over the footage, one thing is clear, the villainous Ultron is a highlight of this first look sneak peek at what may very well be next summer's biggest movie. Perhaps even the biggest movie of all-time! Still doing press for the return of his hit series The Blacklist, James Spader has now offered new insight into the motion-capture process on this Marvel sequel.

What do you think? After a number of memorable villain roles in the past, does Ultron stand to be James Spader greatest on-screen creation yet? Or will he never top his role in The New Kids? I mean, is Ultron going to throw a hungry, vicious pit bull directly in the face of an innocent bystander just for kicks? Probably not!

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‘Avengers 2’: James Spader Calls Ultron a Crazy Psychopath

‘Avengers 2’: James Spader Calls Ultron a Crazy Psychopath

After an early leak of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer last night, Marvel responded by releasing the official version a few hours later, a full six days before it was supposed to debut during ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fans got their first look at the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader), whose "No strings" line quickly became the talk of the Internet.

In case you missed it last night, you can CLICK HERE to check out the official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Marvel's Kevin Feige Praises James Spader as Ultron in ‘Avengers 2’

Marvel's Kevin Feige Praises James Spader as Ultron in ‘Avengers 2’

We know that some Hulk footage has been shot without the cast, and we know that some Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch footage has also been shot. Will we get to see that tomorrow? We'll have to tune into ABC for our answer.

Avengers: Age of Ultron was released May 1st, 2015.

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James Spader Will Perform Motion Capture for ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

James Spader Will Perform Motion Capture for ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In related news, Thor: The Dark World star Natalie Portman revealed that she has not been asked to reprise her role as Jane Foster for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, although she would be interested in coming back if Marvel would have her. CLICK HERE to watch the actress' full video interview.

Avengers: Age of Ultron was released May 1st, 2015.

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James Spader Talks Prepping for ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

James Spader Talks Prepping for ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

While we have known since August that James Spader is portraying the villain Ultron in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there is still much we don't know about the character.

We reported in July that Black Widow and Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye will have much bigger roles in the sequel. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) are reprising their roles from Marvel's The Avengers, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen in negotiations to play Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

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Joss Whedon Talks Casting James Spader in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Joss Whedon Talks Casting James Spader in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Avengers: Age of Ultron was released May 1st, 2015.

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