Marvel Reveals Second ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Villain

Marvel has taken to revealing their movie news in bigger chunks than normal as of late. Only two days after dropping the bombshell that Michael Douglas will be playing Hank Pym in Ant-Man, a domino that allowed a number of other plot points to be puzzled out with its falling, the headline-dominating comic company revealed that the second Avengers film would feature a second villain. Ultron isn’t villain enough, apparently.

Beyond that, they’ve unveiled which villain that will be and which actor will be portraying him. As rumors had suggested, Baron Von Strucker will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Thomas Kretschmann, who is currently Van Helsing on NBC’s Dracula, will portray him.

Strucker is essentially ageless, a former Nazi officer, and a leader of fictional terrorist organization and frequent Marvel baddie HYDRA. He’s a terrible person all-around. How he will fit in Avengers: Age of Ultron is yet to be revealed, though MTV notes that a possible move could be replacing Strucker’s two children in the comic books with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the cinematic universe. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver can be used in both Marvel and Fox’s cinematic universe (and will be), but their father, Magneto, is legally restricted to Fox.

We’ll find out just how this will all unfold on May 1, 2015, when the film is slated for release.

Tyler Hanan
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