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Tom Hiddleston Cheers On James Spader In The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Tom Hiddleston's Loki won't be around to hassle the The Avengers in the upcoming sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. but it would appear that he's ready to cheer for their new robot enemy. Shortly after it was reported this morning that James Spader would be playing the role of the villainous Ultron in 2015 blockbuster, Hiddleston took to his Twitter account to congratulate his counterpart on the new gig.

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And, frankly, Hiddleston is far from the only one that has been cheering Whedon's decision to cast Spader as the central villain of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios film. Throughout all of today fans have been leaving messages on our Facebook page and our comments section applauding the casting decision, and reflecting on their favorite Spader roles from over the years - particularly the ones that also happened to feature Robert Downey Jr. a.k.a. Tony Stark/Iron Man. But for those of you who are only remembering the 80s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero, Whedon has a recommendation for you:

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Yes, two years before Spader and Downey Jr. starred together in Less Than Zero they were paired in Fritz Kiersch's teen drama Tuff Turf, the story of a rebellious teenager (played by Spader) who falls for the girlfriend of the leader of a gang of thugs. Part of the reason nobody remembers the movie is because it wasn't particularly good - as evidenced by the following trailer:

And just for the hell of it, let's take a look back at Less Than Zero too, shall we?

While The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the third time that Spader has worked with Downey Jr., it will be his first time appearing alongside Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson, all of whom will be reprising their roles from previous Marvel Studios films. Production will be starting up in early 2014, but there are still plenty of roles left to be cast in the film, including Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (though its been rumored that those gigs belong to Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson). We'll have plenty more updates about the film in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.