UPDATE: Two Actors Eyed For 'Baron Von Strucker' Role In THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Apparently, Marvel are interested in two actors (whose identity you'll find after the jump) for the role of HYDRA leader, 'Baron Von Strucker' in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We also have details on how Quicksiler and Scarlet Witch will be introduced in the movie. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/20/2013

Latino-Review (who I would once again like to remind you have had pretty much all of their recent scoops confirmed by trades like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter not too long after dropping them) have revealed some very interesting information about The Avengers: Age of Ultron today. Apparently, Marvel are searching for a Caucasian actor between 40-50 described as a "PHYSICALLY IMPOSING MAN". The role? Baron Von Strucker, one of the main leaders of HYDRA (which seemingly confirms speculation that the organisation will resurface in Captain America: The Winter Soldier). They add that, "in the film Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch work for Baron Von Strucker." However, that's not all! Marvel are apparently looking at Marton Csokas (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Dougray Scott (Strike Back) for the role, but no offer has been made at this point; they're simply two of the actors that the studio are looking at. How do you guys feel about this news?

UPDATE: HitFix have some additional details on Baron Von Strucker's role in the sequel:

"In "Age Of Ultron," Baron Von Strucker is the initial threat, the guy they're fighting at the start of the film. He does not have a major ongoing role in the film, but he is responsible for bringing Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch into contact with the Avengers in the first place, since they start the film working either with or or the Baron. If you look at this like a James Bond movie, Von Strucker's the bad guy they'll take care of in the pre-credits sequence before they move into the main story. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch have a complicated journey in this film, and the question of whether they're good or bad is one of the big things driving the movie overall."


Source: Latino-Review
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DCMarvelFreshman - 12/20/2013, 1:20 PM
Interesting, this kind of spoils another upcoming Marvel movie though. Still, I can't wait to see how Whedon weaves all this together.
DrDoom - 12/20/2013, 1:28 PM
I doubt it
Tyrus - 12/20/2013, 1:30 PM
Wow! I assume Pietro and Wanda working for Baron is like them working for Magneto - eventually they give up and become heroes.
Jollem - 12/20/2013, 1:31 PM
TheMexicanSuperman - 12/20/2013, 1:31 PM
Sounds cool.
Alphadog - 12/20/2013, 1:31 PM
This kinda fits with my theory that they are gonna have an organization or villain team (of which Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are members) throughtout the movie until the end with a big showdown with Ultron.
EdgyOutsider - 12/20/2013, 1:31 PM
Von Strucker possibly the villain in Cap 3? Cause I can't see him being a villain in Age of Ultron when we already have, you've guessed it, Ultron.
Jollem - 12/20/2013, 1:32 PM
this sounds like a messy cluster[frick]. i hope they don't screw this up by having multiple characters in the movie. that's the line of thinking of closed-minded people, right?
MrCBM56 - 12/20/2013, 1:32 PM
Hmmm, I'm not sure. We'll see... but what about Ultron!
Jollem - 12/20/2013, 1:33 PM
avengers 2 already sounds like a mess, but i hope it won't be
MrLoki - 12/20/2013, 1:35 PM
Dougray Scott is great, I'd love to see him in a marvel movie!
typicalfanboy - 12/20/2013, 1:35 PM
sw an q are baddies, then they turn good? ok...Australian German guy? what?
Tyrus - 12/20/2013, 1:36 PM
Once again, I'm not seeing why people are calling Avengers 2 crowded when those people are the ones that want every character in the DCU in a JL film :/
7166charlie - 12/20/2013, 1:36 PM
This will be awesome, i have complete faith in marvel and whedon to delover, just dont undermine ultron please
jerryblake - 12/20/2013, 1:36 PM
I would preffer Scott for bigger role. That Strucker role seems minor.
Growup - 12/20/2013, 1:37 PM
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier has The strongest bond to Avengers: Age Of Ultron"
REALELMAYIMBE - 12/20/2013, 1:38 PM
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DukeAcureds - 12/20/2013, 1:39 PM
I remember hearing something about Masters of Evil being in thesequel, back when the first film was coming out. Can't remember where from. Though HYDRA would make more sense, what with them already being established in the MCU.
Interested in seeing how this all unfolds. I figured Q & SW would start out as villians. I'm hoping that Ultron and Scarlet Witch have some kind of relationship that is central to the plot.
I like the fact that she's all about Chaos and he's all about order. Also, there's the Vision thing to set up.
And I like my Ultron to be obsessively infatuated with a woman. If it's not gonna be Wasp, then it would make sense for him to be obsessed with Wanda.
That would make the film interesting. And I think with a sequel, you have to go deeper and darker, like Empire did, after Star Wars.
A fvcked up love story, character, psychology and philosophy. That's what this film needs.
jerryblake - 12/20/2013, 1:40 PM
^^^

is that for real ?
PsychoManiacJacky - 12/20/2013, 1:40 PM
So does this mean Hydra is one that builds Ultron?
RexDartEskimoSpy - 12/20/2013, 1:41 PM
A Kiwi and a Scot for Strucker? I guess it's hard to find a German actor willing to play a Nazi. One more reason why Christophe Waltz is so cool. (Yes, I know he's Austrian. Let's not split hairs.)
DelTorite - 12/20/2013, 1:42 PM
Marton Csokas aka Galadriel's bitch.
TheAbaryMan369 - 12/20/2013, 1:44 PM
HOLY SHIT where did this come from!?! Baron Von Strucker is my favorite Cap villain behind Winter Soldier!
ATrueHero1987 - 12/20/2013, 1:45 PM
hhhmmmmmmmmm?!?!?!?!
Jollem - 12/20/2013, 1:47 PM
"baron von strucker fans". that's almost as good as "mandarin fans". right? wasn't it stupid to be a "mandarin fan" or something?
Nomis - 12/20/2013, 1:51 PM
IT JUST GOT REAL!!!!!

CaptShipwreck - 12/20/2013, 1:52 PM
Great day to be a fan of this stuff
TheBeard - 12/20/2013, 1:53 PM
I wonder if they are going to blend M.O.D.O.K. and Ultron together.

A.I. - created by A.I.M/HYDRA- which is supposed to obey Baron Von Strucker.

body(s) or at-least the temp-let for them created by Stark/S.H.I.E.L.D

Vibranium stolen from Wakanda by Wanda@Pietro that is forged into Ultron's main body to make him more or less "indestructible". Ultron obviously goes haywire wants to kill everybody,Wanda@Pietro want to help fix what they helped create and join Avengers.

-No Hank Pym needed.

-opens door to T'Challa and a Black Panther movie.
TheManFromMars - 12/20/2013, 1:53 PM
Curious...
JoeMomma29 - 12/20/2013, 1:54 PM
Pretty cool if true!!!!!!!!
MrCameron - 12/20/2013, 1:55 PM
Wasn't Dougary Scott gonna play Wolverine at one point? Wonder how that would have turned out.
ALmazing - 12/20/2013, 1:55 PM
MrCBM56 - 12/20/2013, 1:55 PM
I sometimes wonder how many people are actually fans of these characters before being in a Marvel Movie.
Nomis - 12/20/2013, 1:56 PM
jerryblake - 12/20/2013, 1:56 PM
Marc Dacascos :) That's a good one.

BatManiac - 12/20/2013, 1:57 PM
Cool, I suppose. Who am I kidding? I don't care.

Give me this guy, and then you'll have my attention.

Optimus83 - 12/20/2013, 1:57 PM
Cool. ...Baron Von Strucker
BatManiac - 12/20/2013, 1:58 PM
@MrCBM56

I wonder the same thing. I get the feeling that certain individuals would act like its the best thing ever if Squirrel Girl was in Avengers 2.
MsDarkPhoenix - 12/20/2013, 2:01 PM
Sounds interesting! I think it's important for SW and QS to be connected with a bad guy and since it can't be Magneto, Baron is a good choice. He could have raised them or something. He can even be their father, they need the daddy issues!
Omarvls - 12/20/2013, 2:02 PM
@Batmaniac
It goes both ways with DC ONLY fanboys and Marvelnots
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