What If…? decided to bring back a beloved villain this week and fans are upset the voice actor didn't return as well. "What If Ultron Won?" sees the twisted machine take on the Avengers again, but without James Spader's voice menacing at them. It's been a bit of a storyline along What If…?'s run that some of Marvel's biggest actors regularly appear and some do not. With an actor of Spader's pedigree, it's hard to be completely bummed. But, that isn't going to stop some of the fans out there from being disappointed. A lot of the regular Avengers were absent for this particular adventure. That doesn't mean it wasn't fun Jeffery Wright really got a chance to shine this week as The Watcher finally stepped into the spotlight. However, it seems prescient that all the previous characters will have their part to play in the finale next week. Check out what people had to say about Ultron being a bit different this time down below.
The Disney+ series' head writer A.C. Bradley told EW that the possibilities were the most fun part of the show. "The most liberating part of What If…? has been writing things you'll never see in the movies, which includes killing off our heroes, ending the world, just going full out," Bradley admits. "I'm excited for people to see that we're not going in there clueless, that there was a bit of a bigger plan. I'm aware that many of the episodes end tragically, and there might be a reason. I'm hoping people have enjoyed the ride so far, and that the finale gives them everything we promised."
Would you like to see Spader back for another project? Let us know in the comments!
Hard to ignore
The last #WhatIf could have been fire but I couldn't get over Ultron not being voiced by James Spader.— Deffloyd (@Digital_Reflux) September 29, 2021
You would love to see it
It's a real shame we couldn't get James Spader back for Ultron otherwise this week's episode of What If? would have been perfect! Can't wait for next week's finale where we finally get the "Guardians of the Multiverse!" #WhatIf— Adam #SaveDaredevil (@gamerd47) September 29, 2021
Must've been busy
I love last nights What If episode, but was disappointed that James Spader didn’t return as Ultron, what’s he doing anyway, couldn’t record a few lines in a pandemic 😂— Ikaris Cosplay (Namor Cosplay) (@namorcosplay) September 29, 2021
Duality of man
Ross Marquand played Ultron? Lmao dude replaced both Hugo Weaving and James Spader— Teenagers (@anxietytheclown) September 29, 2021
The latest What If episode was great HOLY COW. Ultron was really underdeveloped in AoU. No spoilers but the hype lives up. Massive missed opportunity for no James Spader unfortunately. @HeroOfTime125 @enrico_cusimano #WhatIf #WhatIfMarvel— Sup (@SupTheGamer) September 29, 2021
People just miss him
Man, that #WhatIf episode was FIRE.
However I feel like not having James Spader to do the voice for Ultron really brought it down, he was so much less intimidating here than in the movie.— Braden (@_becker15_) September 29, 2021
People really want it
I wish James Spader came back to voice Ultron. His menacing voice worked so well with Ultron. #Whatif— ⧗ Yousef XΛÖE Belova ⧗ (@yalozai011) September 29, 2021