Marvel's Black Panther has generated major buzz in just a short time since its first trailer debuted. During the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, the new sizzle reel of Black Panther footage got fans in attendance even more hyped for what Creed director Ryan Coogler is bringing to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Black Panther will have several key villain characters included in its storyline; but while characters like Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and M'Baku (Winston Duke) will be causing T'Challa/Black Panther grief over the control of his kingdom, Wakanda, the true threat of the Black Panther movie will come from Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis).
When last we saw "Klaue," he had been maimed by Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron, during the psychotic robot's attempt to coerce Klaue into turning over all of the Vibranium ore he smuggled out of Wakanda. As fans in SDCC's Hall H saw, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Ulysses Klaue will indeed live up to his Marvel Comics counterpart when he replaces his severed arm with a sonic disruptor ray...
As you can watch above, Comicbook.com's interview with Andy Serkis during SDCC17 covered the subject of how Ulysses Klaue makes his transition into becoming the Marvel supervillain known as "Klaw." According to the War for the Planet of the Apes star:
"So Ulysses Klaue in 'Age of Ultron' gets his arm severed, and he's incredibly bitter about that. But that doesn't stop him: he goes back, and he's retrieved an old mining tool, which he's turned into this sonic disruptor - and yeah, he gets to play with it. And that's such fun [laughs]."
Serkis goes on to describe why Klaw will have a problem with Black Panther, even though it was The Avengers who maimed him. For more on that, check out the other portion of our interview:
- New Black Panther Portraits Released
- M'Baku Will Not Use 'Man-Ape' Name
- Star Explains Who The Film's Real Villain Is
- Star On T'Challa's Relationship With His Mother
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 stars Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther), Lupita Nyong'o(Nakia), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross), Daniel Kaluuya (W'Kabi), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaw), Florence Kasumba (Ayo), John Kani (King T'Chaka), Winston Duke (M'Baku/Man-Ape), Sterling K. Brown (N'Jobu), and Letitia Wright (Shuri).
Black Panther currently has a 4.03 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and you can submit your vote here. The official description is listed below.