James Spader cast as villain in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

"The Blacklist" star will play bad guy Ultron in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," directed by Joss Whedon and arriving in theaters on May 1, 2015.

James Spader
Actor James Spader speaks onstage during "The Blacklist" panel discussion at the NBC portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

"The Avengers" sequel has found its villain.

James Spader has been cast as Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Marvel announced Thursday.

The Joss Whedon-written/directed sequel will arrive in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Spader, who won three Emmy Awards for playing Alan Shore on "Boston Legal" and "The Practice," recently appeared on the big screen in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." He'll be back on TV as the star of NBC's new drama "The Blacklist," which premieres September 23. He also played Robert California, the enigmatic CEO of Dunder Mifflin/Sabre, on "The Office."

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This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.

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