Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - 'Ulysses Klaue'

According to new reports, Marvel Comics' character 'Ulysses Klaue', aka 'Klaw', as played by Andy Serkis, appears in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", setting the stage for an appearance in an upcoming solo feature connecting with the rest of the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe':

"...'Wakanda' is referenced in the movie and 'Ultron' is after 'Vibranium', leading him into contact with 'Ulysses Klaue' (Serkis), an arms dealer who has access to the indestructible substance. In the new film, Klaue loses a hand, setting the stage for a big return in 'Black Panther'...

'Ulysses Klaw' first appears in flashback in Marvel Comics' 'Fantastic Four' #53 (Aug 1966) as a physicist working in the field of applied sonics.  Designing a sound transducer to convert sound waves into physical mass, Klaw steals the metal 'vibranium' - a substance known to exist only in certain meteoric deposits in the small African nation of 'Wakanda' - to power his device.

In doing this, Klaw comes into conflict with the Wakandan ruler/superhero 'T'Chaka', whom Klaw murders in cold blood. T'Chaka's adolescent son 'T'Challa', who followed his father to watch him combat the invaders, then attacks Klaw as the 'Black Panther' to avenge his father, maiming him by costing the villain his right hand.

Courtesy of a vibranium-powered sonic converter, Klaw was converted into a being composed of psionically 'solidified' sound, giving him a somewhat inhuman appearance, with superhuman strength and durability.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Avengers: Age Of 'Ultron'...