‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Casts Villain Role

Thomas Kretschmann
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Thomas Kretschmann, who played Abraham van Helsing on NBC’s “Dracula,” has been cast in a villain role for the upcoming Marvel movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Kretschmann is expected to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the film.

James Spader, as previously announced, is playing the main villain role of Ultron. Elizabeth Olsen was recently cast as the Scarlet Witch.

The sequel to the record-breaking “Avengers” is due to hit theaters May 1, 2015. Joss Whedon is returning as director and Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans will all reprise their roles. Production begins next month.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” grossed $1.5 billion worldwide.

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  1. MCS says:

    Thomas Kretschmann was also in The Pianist with Adrian Brody and in the last King Kong reboot with Naomi Watts, Jack Black, and (again?!?) Adrian Brody.

  2. 1rtv says:

    This should be good provided the Studio has a good plot. Many of the comics DO have good stories however the Studio makes a mess of things with too much kissing and similar.

  3. Steve says:

    “James Spader, it’s been previously announced” – once again, Kroll, your writing is amusingly pedestrian if not outright ungrammatical. Amazing that Variety can’t afford writers who can, um, write.

  4. Gavin train says:

    Can’t wait for avengers 2 or any of the upcoming marvel movies to be honest

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