Andy Serkis Talks About His Character’s Motivations in ‘Black Panther’
Black Panther has become one of the most anticipated comic book movies since the release of its first trailer, giving us a peak at the people of Wakanda, their costumes, their technology and their fighting skills.
That first glimpse left us wanting more and, during the Marvel Studios at SDCC 2017, those lucky enough to be on Hall H got to see exclusive brand-new footage, hyping them even more and leaving the rest of us wondering if we’re ever going to see it.
In the meantime, actor Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue) has come to the rescue and, in an interview with Comic Book, has revealed more insight on what drives his character to be Black Panther’s biggest treat.
Serkis first talked about how Ulises Klaue will transform into Klaw, one of Black Panther’s biggest enemies and a major villain in the Marvel Universe:
“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.”
Then, he goes on to say what Ulises has against Wakanda and why he so eager to expose them:
“He is the only person who has been into Wakanda and seen the wealth that it has and he wants to expose that. He believes them to be a hypocritical country. They’re playing this kind of ‘we’re a third world country’ card and he knows what’s underlying that so he’s trying to expose that.”
Finally, he made an interest remark:
“He is the bringer-down of governments. He collaborates. He’s an arms dealer. He knows how to play people and he has a personal vendetta against T’Challa as well.”
Saying he has a personal vendetta against T’Challa makes me wonder what he’s talking about, because if I’m not mistaken, the ones responsible for his arm are the Avengers, T’Challa had nothing to do with it. But then, maybe they’ve encountered before and what he has against Black Panther is related to his business.
What do you think about this news? Do you think Ulises Klaue will be among the best MCU villains?
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Black Panther premieres February 16, 2018.