I have finally added HD screencaptures of Mr. Spader in The Blacklist episode 1.18 titled Milton Bobbit to the gallery. My apologies for the delay.
The Blacklist episode 1.20 titled The Kingmaker will air on April 28, 2014.
THE NEXT TARGET ON THE BLACKLIST CAUSES RED CONCERN – LINUS ROACHE (“LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT”) GUEST STARS – After a Politician in Prague is framed for a murder, Red (James Spader) suspects it’s the work of The Kingmaker (guest star Linus Roache) – a strategist behind the rise of some of the world’s most powerful politicians. While Red helps Liz (Megan Boone) and the FBI catch him, Liz uncovers a secret that Red’s been keeping from her. Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Harry Lennix, and Parminder Nagra also star.
A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.
THE PAVLOVICH BROTHERS (TV-14)
THE PAVLOVICH BROTHERS ARE BACK IN TOWN – The Pavlovich brothers specialize in abductions of high value targets and according to Red (James Spader), they are planning their next hit. While the team tries to protect the next target, Red has a job of his own for the Pavlovich Brothers. Elsewhere, Liz (Megan Boone) patiently tries to uncover the truth about Tom (Ryan Eggold). Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, and Parminder Nagra also star.
Two days ago the Television Academy hosted an evening with The Blacklist attended by Mr. Spader and his co-stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Parminder Nagra, Harry Lennix, Hisham Tawfiq, Amir Arison and executive producer John Fox. You can now find almost 60 pictures of Mr. Spader at the event in the gallery.
Here is the panel for you to watch in case you weren’t able to follow the livestream.
Kevin Feige mentioned the casting of Mr. Spader as Ultron in the second Avengers movie in an interview and talked about how it came to be.
Q: Casting plays a big role too.
KF: Casting is great, and Joss Whedon is a genius in that regard. Take Bruce Banner, which we had to recast after The Incredible Hulk. We were wringing our hands about who we were going to get, and worrying about continuity, and then Joss says “what about Ruffalo?” Well he didn’t know it at the time, but Ruffalo had auditioned for the part that Edward Norton ultimately got, and he was a close second. Joss picked up on that without even knowing! Something similar happened with James Spader in Ultron. Spader loved what we were doing and he loved the movies, and he asked us about them right before he went off to make Lincoln. We didn’t have anything then, but two years later, Joss says, “You know who I want for Ultron? James Spader.” And it was done.
Q: How do you attribute getting all these great performers? Redford and Spader, Ben Kingsley for the Mandarin? It’s an embarrassment of riches!
KF: I don’t think we’d be getting those guys if the movies weren’t delivering. And the minute that stops, those phone calls will stop. Hopefully, it will help keep us sharp and where we need to be. And we don’t always get everyone. Not everyone’s beating down the door. But thankfully, there’s lots of people who are interested. And we need to be respectful of that. I mean we could have put Spader in some throwaway cameo anywhere along the line, but we don’t want to waste someone that talented. We only want to do it if it’s going to be great, if we can’t imagine anyone else doing it. Michael Douglas was that way for Ant-Man. He was just perfect for the part, and I think we’re going to get a great movie out of that.
Q: Do you have any favorite characters you’d like to see? Any personal bias in who you’d like to see show up, regardless of their standing in the Marvel pecking order?
KF: Oh yeah. Falcon was like that, Ultron was like that. Sometimes in their own movies, sometimes as part of a larger ensemble like here. Doctor Strange was one of those characters. The Inhumans. We’d love to make a franchise out of characters like those.
Anything Blacklist-related? — Pascal
You didn’t think Red would spend all this time helping the FBI go after blacklisters without making some new enemies, did you? The hunter will soon become the hunted when Red learns that someone is dismantling his business piece-by-piece. However, the question isn’t necessarily why this person is trying to rob Red of everything he holds dear, but who he or she is actually working for.
Over 180 HD screencaptures of Mr. Spader in this week’s The Blacklist episode titled Ivan have been added to the gallery.
NBC has released the first few production stills of The Blacklist episode 1.18 titled Milton Bobbit. Three stills featuring Mr. Spader have been added to the gallery.