James Spader has played quite a spectrum of characters over his career. Thanks to his distinctive voice and deadpan humor, some of them fit together surprisingly well. One fan recently tested this theory by inserting lines spoken by Robert California, Spader’s character on The Office, into Ultron’s mouth. Somehow, it makes Ultron even scarier.
The eponymous villain of this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was distinguished by his sarcastic tone (mimicking his creator, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark), so hearing Ultron rhetorically ask, “They haven’t really improved on the Oreo, have they?” before blasting the Avengers apart makes total sense.
“Ultron is very smart and very learned and very powerful, and there are moments of sort of wisdom, but it’s balanced with the arrogance of youth, and that is incredibly potent, in his case,” Spader told EW back in May.