Thomas Kretschmann Cast As 'Baron von Strucker' In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Thomas Kretschmann Cast As 'Baron von Strucker' In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

It's shaping up to be a great day for Marvel casting news. THR report that Kretschmann (King Kong, NBC's Dracula) has signed on to play classic Captain America baddie Baron von Strucker in Joss Whedon's sequel. Read on for the details.

Thomas Kretschmann, who plays Abraham van Helsing on NBC’s Dracula, has been cast as classic Marvel villain Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in Joss Wheedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. In the comics Baron von Strucker is a former Nazi officer who becomes one of the heads of HYDRA. We has heard rumors that the character would pop up in the sequel, and they were evidently spot on. That same scoop from the Latino Review boys mentioned that Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) start out as bad guys working for the Baron, so we'll see if that part pans out also. THR also reveal that Kretschmann's deal is for several movies. What do you guys think of this casting?
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Reasonnnn - 1/15/2014, 9:28 AM
Yay Nazi's!

I like this guy, solid character actor.
Dustellar - 1/15/2014, 9:30 AM
TheManFromMars - 1/15/2014, 9:31 AM
Excitement up!
Bearjew - 1/15/2014, 9:32 AM
Oh sweet this guy is basically a poor man's Liam Neeson, going to be a great Baron Von Strucker
ALmazing - 1/15/2014, 9:32 AM

TheGambitFreak - 1/15/2014, 9:32 AM
Badass! James Spader, Thomas Kretchmann and Ben Kingsley! Ohhhhh Shit!
Loved him in King Kong and he's a decent Van Helsing.
Nick56 - 1/15/2014, 9:33 AM
Great actor
Bearjew - 1/15/2014, 9:35 AM
Spader is gonna kill it as Ultron
charlie2094 - 1/15/2014, 9:35 AM
Awesome!! Marvels been on a roll, it's brilliant! Guessing then, that Hydra will almost definitely reappear in Winter Soldier...wouldn't be surprised if 'Centipede' in Agents of SHIELD is actually Hydra, and all these things will come to light as the season comes to a close and Winter Soldier gets closer

Wonder if that Wardell guy is maybe right. he said about Mandarin/Baron Von Strucker leading Masters of Evil I believe, only to be overthrown by Ultron...I'm doubting it, sounds like way too much to handle, but who knows, interesting to speculate about. Do think he will mostly just be there at the beginning to bring in QuickSilver/Scarlet Witch and probably reappear in a Cap 3
DefcoN - 1/15/2014, 9:38 AM
Holy sh*t!!! When I think of a German actor I ALWAYS think of him!
TheGambitFreak - 1/15/2014, 9:41 AM
I wonder how they'll address him at the end of The Winter Soldier/Age of Ultron. Because they were extremely adamant that Captain America: Super Soldier was canon.
Invictor - 1/15/2014, 9:42 AM
Baron Von Strucker?! Oh boy, I'm as happy as a horse!

I've never really seen this guy in anything, but hopefully he does well in Age of Ultron.
LMB10 - 1/15/2014, 9:42 AM
NOBODY should believe Roger Wardell's convoluted wet dreams of how he personally wants Marvel to fix things he doesn't like.


Love this casting. Hope he's got a multi-film contract
Invictor - 1/15/2014, 9:43 AM

Yeah, they said the ending of The Winter Soldier will be a game-changer.
DefcoN - 1/15/2014, 9:43 AM
I'm so glad they cast him, even if he's in the movie for a few minutes.
Dustellar - 1/15/2014, 9:44 AM
Pietro and Wanda Von Strucker... The Fenris xD
Interestein - 1/15/2014, 9:44 AM
Great casting, hopefully he's in CA3 too.
SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 9:45 AM
Marvel Day!
ATrueHero1987 - 1/15/2014, 9:46 AM
SN: This isn't his first Marvel movie

Blade 2 anyone?
DefcoN - 1/15/2014, 9:47 AM
@Interestein My thoughts exactly. If they don't kill him off in AoU, we could have a great villain in CA3.
REALELMAYIMBE - 1/15/2014, 9:47 AM
TOLD YA! Keep on doubting my marvel track record!
TheManFromMars - 1/15/2014, 9:48 AM
Do you guys think he could appear on the post-credits scene of the Winter Soldier?
McNyagano - 1/15/2014, 9:48 AM
Awesome actor!!! He was great in the Pianist!!
TheBeard - 1/15/2014, 9:48 AM
great choice
MexicanSexyman - 1/15/2014, 9:48 AM
I'm guessing he isn't a Nazi?
TheGambitFreak - 1/15/2014, 9:49 AM
@LMB10 Look at all his "scoops" though. It's way too in depth and coincidental. Plus he called everything too! The Thor TDW spoilers, the Iron Man 3 stuff (Like the Fing Fang Foom inclusion).

@Berserk Calling it now, best MCU movie, best of '14 and most action packed.
TheManFromMars - 1/15/2014, 9:51 AM
The Fin Fang Foom inclusion? What Fin Fang Foom inclusion?
Pasto - 1/15/2014, 9:52 AM
Yay, I was so excited for this casting...
third3ye - 1/15/2014, 9:53 AM
More Marvel casting news, these guys are busy this week!
aRandomSinisterClone - 1/15/2014, 9:53 AM
just watched king kong, he rocked at the skipper
SpiderParker - 1/15/2014, 9:53 AM
All the things Roger Warldell has said actually seems legit. I could totally imagine the events happening in Avengers 2 being the repercussions of the events happening in Ant-Man. This guy actually seems to be onto something, he was right about Hank Pym being older and now Baron too.
Pasto - 1/15/2014, 9:54 AM
The dude is going to be in the film all of what, 10 minutes?
TheGreenGusblin - 1/15/2014, 9:54 AM
Cartoon22 - 1/15/2014, 9:54 AM
Marvel thank you !!!! Depp now this news !!! I can't wait !
Mrcool210 - 1/15/2014, 9:54 AM
@Malatrova would you kindly [frick] off?
FerFogs - 1/15/2014, 9:55 AM

TheClemster - 1/15/2014, 9:56 AM

Really? what's up with all the casting announcements lately???
Pasto - 1/15/2014, 9:56 AM
I mean, if they were going to cast some one cool like I don't know.....Zemo, I would care. But Strucker? Pffft.
TheGambitFreak - 1/15/2014, 9:57 AM
@ManFromMars He said something along the lines of, "Fing Fang Foom will be in IM3 in some capacity."
And he was right, Aldrich, when he's under the control of the Mandarin, his tattoos:

HurricaneXavier - 1/15/2014, 9:57 AM
All of this news.....

I'm waiting for Bryan Singer to try to do something to stop all this hype.
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