Marvel's Black Panther, continues to make a huge crater in the pop-culture landscape, inspiring all kinds of great and/or creative responses from fans. Aside from Wakandan fashion shows, fan art and the usual Marvel Cinematic Universe ranking debates, there's something else that fans want to see: Ulysses Klaue's mixtape!
Actor Andy Serkis was a scene-stealer in Black Panther - especially during the South Korea chase sequence, where banter between Klaue and his intended Vibranium buyer, Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) turned toward a comical allusion of Klaue (with his deep entourage of goons) being like a rapper. In a moment that's hard to judge as real or not, Klaue actually offers a Soundcloud link to his mixtape that Ross can sample. Ross, not surprisingly, promptly refuses.
Well, that little comedic exchange between the two Hobbit stars has taken on a life of its own, becoming a bonafide social media trend. Now fans want to see an actual Klaue mixtape released:
Who's grabbing that Klaue Mixtape? pic.twitter.com/5EnoHgEdeU— The Geek Keenan (@keenanyoutube) February 19, 2018
Anyone got a link to Klaw's mixtape? 😂😂😂— Chipmonger (@Kwxdwx) February 20, 2018
Has anybody found the link to Klaw’s SoundCloud account I kinda wanna know what’s on he mixtape #BlackPanther— RAZQR RAMON (@LegendaryQuis) February 20, 2018
And since we arrived at the same punchline: there is one rapper topping the chart's who would be a great ringer for the Klaue mixtape:
you already know the only feature on klaw’s mixtape was post malone— kazz (@kazzlaidlaw) February 20, 2018
At this point, it might behoove Marvel Studios to actually make good on this fan interest and actually come up with a mixtape release! Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther concept album is already topping the charts, and with the right planning, the Klaue mixtape could be a a nice (read: lucrative) follow-up.
Black Panther is now in theaters. It will be followed by Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.