by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

When it first hit theaters in 2012, The Avengers set box office records that might never be broken. But if any movie can reach a billion dollars even faster than the first film, it's the highly-anticipated sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Today, Entertainment Weekly gave us our first look at the guaranteed-blockbuster, and the squeals of fanboy glee can be heard across the land.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Photo!

Not only does the cover promise "Marvel's biggest movie ever," but the photo marks the official debut of the film's villain, Ultron, who will be portrayed by James Spader

Yeah, Spader isn't the first actor that springs to mind when we look at that hulking mass of adamantium, but we trust that director Joss Whedon and company know what they're doing.

In addition to the returning motley crew of superheroes, Avengers: Age of Ultron features Elizabeth Olsen, who reportedly be playing Scarlet Witch. 

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Another day, another piece of major movie news.

With Ben Affleck cast as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, and Bryan Cranston reportedly on board as Lex Luthor, Marvel announced today that James Spader will play the main villain in the wildly anticipated Avengers sequel.

The veteran actor will portray Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

James Spader Picture

Spader is a three-time Emmy Award winner who will anchor The Blacklist on NBC this fall.

Not much is known about the upcoming blockbuster, except for its release date (May 1, 2015) and that Joss Whedon will direct and write the sequel, with all main cast members expected to reprise their beloved roles.

What do you think of Spader as Ultron?

 

by Amanda Denton at . Comments

Unlike Guardians of the Galaxy that had to cast an entire movie, The Avengers: Age of Ultron has only a few spots that need to be filled. One of those, Scarlet Witch, has had many names floating around it.

Today it appears as if yet another name as risen to the top of the favorites list... Elizabeth Olsen!

Elizabeth Olsen Photo

Olsen would team up with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the brother/sister team of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

Incidentally, Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Kick-Ass costar, Evan Peters, is slated to play Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past.