What If You Cast A Part And No One Cared? Reaction To Spader As Ultron

What if you casted a movie role and no one cared? That is almost the response from fans and industry folk alike. The news of James Spader being picked to play the Avengers 2 big baddy Ultron has been met with mild approval and some people preparing to defend a choice that is getting very little negative response.

Spader’s choice does negate the prevailing thought on the web that Ultron was going to be an extension of Jarvis and played by Paul Bettany. So unless in the Marvel Universe when computers turn evil they become less British, Ultron’s origins still remain a mystery.

Some of the reaction to Spader’s casting includes this awesome pic from Midtown Comics:SpaderDowney

Most were supportive:




Some were ready to fight:

And from one villain to the next:


Overall most decided to go with humor:









Though Cameron Stewart had a hard time coming up with anything for the casting news:



Perhaps the Affleck/Batman and Twilight Lobo stories sucked all the anger out of the fans… but there just wasn’t any nerd-rage for the announcement. It was expected and feared… but it never happened. Like a hurricane that never hit the coast line, Ultron was cast and everyone was okay with it.

There has been no official comment from Richard Dreyfuss as of yet.


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Billionaire George Lucas, filmmaker and founder of Lucasfilm Ltd., speaks during the opening ceremony of the company's Sandcrawler building, home to Lucasfilm's Singapore unit, in Singapore, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lucasfilm Singapore, which is working on movies including Transformers 4 and Avengers 2, is expanding as it increases its workforce in the city-state, the only location outside the U.S. where the San Francisco-based company has a regional headquarters, it said. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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