Marvel's Hall H Press Line For We've come to expect unconventional villains from Marvel movies, but according to James Spader, the antagonist he plays in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is not only evil -- he's "bats--t crazy."

In an interview with Total Film, Spader discussed how his character, Ultron, tows the line between silly and serious.

"There's a humorous aspect to him, which is something that drew me in from the very first conversation I had with [director] Joss [Whedon]," Spader told the magazine. "In many ways he's a child, this character, because he's a brand new being who's just come to be. And yet, through artificial intelligence, he has an incredible capacity for knowledge. So he's a very powerful, smart child."

Spader also compared Ultron to his television alter ego, Raymond "Red" Reddington from NBC's "The Blacklist," but noted that Ultron may have Red beat when it comes to being truly evil.

"Ultron takes abrupt turns in scenes," Spader told Total Film. "Red isn't pyschopathic but Ultron is. Yes, he is psychopathic. He's really bats--t crazy!"

Color us intrigued. Audiences can judge Ultron's craziness for themselves when "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens on May 1, 2015.

[via: Total Film, h/t Screen Rant]

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