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More Marvel Casting News! Who’s Joining Avengers: Age of Ultron?

It’s being reported that Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to play Baron Von Strucker in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Source: ‘Dracula’ Actor to Play Villain in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’


Baron von Strucker is a HYDRA leader, under The Red Skull, so this obviously suggests that we’ll see the return of the villainous organization.

Kretschmann actually has a previously existing Marvel connection, as he had a small part in 2002’s Blade II. Blade, as you probably already know, is a Marvel comics character.

Honestly, this is probably the most logical casting we’ve heard from Marvel lately. I’ve been watching NBC’s Dracula, that Kretschmann plays Abraham van Helsing in, and it’s great. He’s great. I’m actually really excited about seeing his take on Stucker.

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Stephen Andrew

Stephen has spent most of his life reading comics, watching horror movies, listening to death metal music, and speaking in the third person. His favorite comic book character is The Punisher, and he believes that the Punisher: War Zone movie is criminally underrated. His favorite film of all-time is National Lampoon's Vacation, and his favorite album is Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill".