As you’re likely aware at this point (and if not, surprise!), the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked late last night, so Marvel—after blaming those no-good troublemakers at Hydra—decided to release the official version nearly a week ahead of schedule.
If you’ve watched the trailer, it’s a good bet that you have at least a few questions. We’ll do our best to answer them below:
Who’s that guy talking to us in the voiceover?
That would be the titular Ultron (James Spader, recently of The Blacklist), one of Marvel’s chief supervillains and a prime nemesis of the Avengers in the comics.
Wait, so it’s not the Mandarin?
No. Even though Spader is using the same creepy/menacing inflection that Ben Kingsley employed for the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, these are two entirely separate and distinct characters.
Okay, so back to Ultron. What’s his deal?
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