This has been a busy week when it comes to casting for upcoming Marvel projects with the recent Ant Man (Michael Pena, Michael Douglas, Clifton Collins Jnr) talk and Johnny Depp possibly playing Doctor Strange, it now seems Avengers: Age Of Ultron has found it’s villain.
According to THR Sky Living’s Dracula’s Van Helsing Thomas Kretschmann has joined the ever expanding cast as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, the Nazi officer who goes onto lead HYDRA in comic book world. Nick Fury and Captain America have an history with Von Strucker who was one of Hitler’s leading right hand lynch pins who was disfigured.
But going with recent Marvel comic book superhero film’s the word villain is more used in plural terms and Von Strucker wont be the baddie as James Spader voiced Ultron is the main villain according to Latino Review. They also said that other new recruits Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) the brother & sister duo will be under the command of Von Strucker but like alot of gossip there is no concrete proof yet to confirm this.
In what part of Age of Ultron Wolfgang Von Strucker will play is not clear yet but THR suggest he may cause havoc for Fury and Capt America via a possible flashbacks to World War 2. The more likely scenario is he’s a possibly link between Winter Soldier and Steve Rodger’s second person from is past to come back and haunt him!
Avengers: Age Of Ultron has been set for a 1st May 2015 UK release date.