We already know that James Spader will play the supervillain ‘Ultron’ in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie set to release next year. But recently Variety.com has reported that a second villain has been cast for the film.
Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Valkyrie) is set to play the role of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the new movie. von Strucker is a former Nazi officer and lead member of HYDRA, which we were introduced to in the Captain America movies. Clearly this character shows that the Avengers movies will continue to pull from different storylines within the Marvel universe.
All of the major characters and cast are set to return for the sequel which release May 1, 2015.