Avengers: Age Of Ultron Casts New VillianBy: Tobias Roth - January 15, 2014
One of the most anticipated films of 2015, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, has just cast another villain in the film that already has a handful of stars.
The Avengers was one of the most popular and biggest box-office films of all time when it was released in 2012, and the sequel will look to be even more successful.
The anticipation continues to build for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and while the original film had a host of stars brought in to play the avengers, the sequel continues to bring in new cast members, and build up the already star-studded cast.
The latest actor to be added to the ensemble cast is Thomas Kretschmann, who currently plays Abraham Van Helsing on NBC’s Dracula.
Kretschmann has also appeared in King Kong and Wanted, in addition to the upcoming Stalingrad, the acclaimed Russian war movie that will be released on IMAX domestically in February.
In addition to the original cast, Elizabeth Olsen has been added as the Scarlet Witch, James Spader as Ultron, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, and the new addition of Thomas Kretschmann, who will be playing Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
In the comics, Von Strucker was a Nazi officer who becomes one of the heads of HYDRA, a terrorist organization. He is also one of the main antagonists for Captain America and Nick Fury.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is the second in the Avengers film series, and it will be written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is based on the Marvel comics that were written by Stan Lee.
Some of the actors in the series are reprising their roles from earlier superhero films where they were the star of the film. The plot of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron will see the avengers reassemble to battle the sentient robot known as Ultron, played by James Spader.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is host to many big name stars including several who are returning from the first film with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron is set to be released on May 1st, 2015.
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