(CNN) - Marvel announced three-time Emmy winner James Spader will play the bad guy in the next Avengers movie.
The original Avengers movie from 2012 earned $1.5 billion, making it the third highest grossing film of all time.
Spader will play Ultron, a robot, in the sequel, called "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Its release date is May 1, 2015.
Spader will also star Sept. 23 in NBC's new show "The Blacklist".
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