We still don’t know who Andy Serkis is playing in two of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but a new report just surfaced claiming to know his role in one of them. Before we jump into the details, please note that this article contains possible plot spoilers. Do not continue on if you’d rather not know anything about Serkis’ role in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
According to Schmoes Know’s “very trusted” source, Serkis is playing Ulysses Klaw in the film. If the rumor is true, this rendition of Klaw will pull from two characters from the comics, Klaw and his father, Fritz Klaue. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for Klaue in the film because Schmoes Know heard that he’s in Age of Ultron as well. Here’s a quote from the outlet’s source:
“Fritz could possibly have a small appearance in the film or a passing reference, but most of his attributes will be given to Serkis’ Klaw.”
Per usual, nothing’s been confirmed so consider this a rumor for now, but many pegged Serkis as Klaw when the first trailer dropped. Plus, it makes sense that Marvel would give Serkis a role that could span multiple films. Avengers: Age of Ultron could be the perfect opportunity to introduce Klaw, paving the way towards a bigger role for the character in Black Panther.
Here are some details on Klaw via Evan’s “Everything You Need to Know About Black Panther” article:
“Klaw was originally an assassin, hired to kill T’Challa at a World Summit, but having failed to do so, he became obsessed with eliminating Black Panther and harvesting the vibranium that Wakanda had to offer. Having lost his hand, Klaw slapped a sonic device to it, only to eventually jump into a ‘sound chamber’ and become a being of living sound, plaguing the Black Panther and other heroes alike.”