We knew from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ and trailers for ‘Black Panther‘ that Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue has a link to Wakanda in the upcoming movie and now have learned what that is. In the comics, Klaue is the son of a Nazi war criminal who had tried to infiltrate Wakanda to bring back many of its secrets. Klaue becomes Klaw after a name change and while working to steal Vibranium from the country, ends up being the one who kills T’Challa’s father, T’Chaka. During the process, he loses his right hand which would later be replaced with his iconic weapon. Over the course of his career, he also creates a device that turns him purely into sound and effectively immortal.
This origin vastly differs from what we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point. While he has a love of Vibranium, an intimate knowledge with Wakanda, and is missing a hand, that is about where our similarities come to an end.
Thankfully, Serkis is dropping some details on his character’s love and hate relationship with the country:
“He’s [Klaue] got a very specific relationship to Wakanda. He’s got a bit of a love/hate relationship with it, really. He certainly has discovered things about it that nobody else has, and we discover that in this movie. He’s one of the few people who’s been into Wakanda and he reveals quite a lot about it.”
This doesn’t give away too much at this point, but when prodded as to how T’Challa in the MCU ends up meeting with Klaw and dealing with him as a threat, Serkis does share:
“He doesn’t really have a personal relationship with anyone, but they’ve definitely crossed paths. They spar.”
We’ve already seen that this sparing is going to put the Black Panther’s Vibranium against Klaw’s sonic weaponry. From what we’ve been shown it feels like he’ll have a bit more of an impact than just a casual enemy even if he isn’t the movie’s main villain.
Are you looking forward to seeing how the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes use of Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue? Will his character have a more significant role in the upcoming movie or just be a minor secondary villain who is being developed for a possible sequel? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Comic Book