I think it’ll be a lot of fun and it’s incredibly nostalgic for me. When I was a kid my best friend had trunks of comics and I didn’t have any so I used to love going for sleepovers at his house. Also I have three sons and two of them have a great interest in comics so they’re excited I’m playing the role.
Spader was my first and only choice. He’s got that hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling, but he’s also very human and humorous. Ultron is not Hal [from 2001: A Space Odyssey]. Spader can play all of the levels. He’s the guy to break The Avengers into pieces.
Cordelia: “Vamp nail polish?”
Buffy: “Um, over?”
Cordelia: “So over. James Spader?”
Buffy: “He needs to call me!”