Andy Serkis is set to bring Marvel Comics villain Ulysses “Klaw” Klaue to Black Panther and he plans to make good as one of Black Panther’s oldest foes.
Serkis tells ComicBook.com at Comic-Con International: San Diego that Klaue’s looking to expose what he sees as the hypocrisy inherent in the very existence of Wakanda.
“He is the only person who has been into Wakanda and seen the wealth that it has and he wants to expose that,” Serkis says. “He believes them to be a hypocritical country. They’re playing this kind of ‘we’re a third world country’ card and he knows what’s underlying that so he’s trying to expose that.”
Serkis also warns that, despite things going poorly for Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the villain shouldn’t be taken lightly.
“He is the bringer-down of governments,” he says. “He collaborates. He’s an arms dealer. He knows how to play people and he has a personal vendetta against T’Challa as well.”
In other words, Black Panther should keep an eye on Klaw. Serkis makes his Ulysses Klaue sound every bit as formidable as the very dangerous Klaw from the Marvel Comics universe.
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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.