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Andy Serkis Confirms the Character He’ll Play in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Officially official.

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In addition to providing motion capture work for the film, Andy Serkis will play a live action part in the Age of Ultron, and he’s finally officially revealed the character he’s playing who has ties to the future of Marvel’s cinematic universe.

At the Empire Awards, UPROXX reports that Serkis confirmed rampant reports that he’d play Ulysses Klaw in the upcoming Avengers sequel, saying,

Well, I think I can absolutely confirm it’s Ulysses Klaw now because I think the news is out. I sort of noticed that people on the red carpets sort of knew that I was Ulysses Klaw, so I thought ‘It must be out then.’ It was [a really minimal role], but I just loved doing it. It’s a great character.

So that’s it! Confirmed! Our rampant speculation can finally stop, right?

WRONG. No, new information just stokes the rampant speculation fires. Stand back, spoilerphobes—here be some potential upcoming plot points.

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Ulysses Klaw is a Black Panther villain who figures into that character’s origins, so while it was already likely that Ultron would be setting up the future of the MCU, Klaw’s appearance is a pretty clear sign it’ll at least set the stage for Black Panther. Beyond that, Klaw has also been known to have a run-in with Ultron as well as steal vibranium, a metal Ultron will probably use to make himself indestructible in the movie that is also used in Black Panther’s costume—so far, it’s only used in Cap’s shield, but the material is found in large quantities in the fictional nation of Wakanda, Black Panther’s home country.

Add all of that together, and you’ve got a pretty good sense of how strong the ties are likely to be between Age of Ultron and Black Panther. Only one month left to wait!

(via Comics Alliance)

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