Yesterday, fans finally got a look at Avengers: Age of Ultron (click here for screengrabs from the trailer), which was dominated by James Spader voicing the eponymous, evil robot. The highly-anticipated sequel looks much darker than the first, and obviously a large part of that comes from an intimidating villain. If audiences are going to buy Ultron as a true threat—and, let’s face it, someone as charismatic as Loki—then it’s going to come from Spader.
Thankfully, the actor has a strong understanding of how he sees the character, and how he’ll bring the Avengers’ foe to life. Hit the jump for what Spader had to say. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.