There were a few deaths in Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther‘ and director Ryan Coogler has shared the one character who he wishes had survived until the end of the film. The answer is a bit surprising because our first guess of who we’d want to see back is the obvious one and isn’t who Coogler has in mind at all.
Obviously, some spoilers are to follow but ‘Black Panther’ has been out for awhile now, and if you haven’t seen the movie yet and have avoided spoilers so far this probably isn’t an article you would have even opened up.
In the film, the obvious guess as to who we would want to see return is Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger. Rumor has him in talks to come back for the sequel in some form or another, but this actor isn’t who Coogler was bugged about having to kill. In fact, we learned that it was Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaw who he wanted to keep around.
According to Coogler:
“I like Klaw. I was bugged by having to do that. It’s tough when you have to kill characters off, and I really did love that character.”
It wasn’t necessarily the character that he wanted to keep around either but the actor as:
“I love Andy, he’s a lovely person, but again, it’s one of those things where when you’ve got so many people in a movie, some of them have to go. Klaw in this movie, he’s just having a good time. Every scene he’s in, he’s walking in like it’s the best day of his life. He’s got a swagger to him that’s interesting, and for me, it was cool to see Andy act like that. It was a real pleasure.”
While Klaw wasn’t quite as important in the films since he was introduced in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as he had been in the comics, it really was fun to see Serkis tackle the role in this outing. You could tell that the entire time Klaw was on screen he felt that he was on top of the world and things did appear to be going his way until Killmonger was done with him.
Do you wish that Andy Serkis would have been able to have Ulysses Klaw survive for another outing? Do you agree with Coogler that this was a death that bugged you or were you okay with him biting the bullet for the plot to move forward? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!
Source: Toronto Sun