Ulysses Klaue will soon be back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this time, he'll be packing more firepower. Following his disarming debut in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Andy Serkis is reprising the longtime Marvel villain for next year's Black Panther. We've officially known since the beginning of the year that Klaue will be causing trouble in Wakanda just like his comic book counterpart, but the latest Black Panther trailer showed off another element Klaue had inherited from the Marvel Comics Klaw: his sonic disrupter weapon.
As those who've seen Avengers: Age of Ultron will remember, Ulysses Klaue had his arm ripped off by Ultron after the weapons dealer noticed that the robot quoted Tony Stark. Fortunately for Klaue, he received billions of dollars for his vibranium supply minutes before, so he had enough money to purchase a fancy prothesis. However, while the Klaw from the comics displays his sonic disrupter proudly at all times, Andy Serkis' Klaue opted to hide his disrupter within his mechanical arm. However, as demonstrated in the trailer, this version of the sonic disrupter still packs a strong punch, easily destroying the car Prince T'Challa was riding on top of in his pursuit of the fleeing South African criminal.
In the MCU, Klaue's sonic disrupter is made from Wakandan mining technology, yet another example of how advanced Wakanda is compared to the rest of the world. This weapon is so powerful that as seen in the previous Black Panther trailer, CIA agent Everett Ross made sure to remove the arm before interrogating Klaue so that the arms dealer couldn't easily escape. But it won't be long until Klaue is broken out of custody and free to shoot at anyone who get in his way.
When we reunite with Ulysses Klaue in Black Panther, he'll be working alongside Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger to overthrow the Wakandan kingdom. Klaue is one of the few outsiders who's ventured into Wakanda uninvited and made it out alive, making his knowledge equally as valuable as his resources. The secondary antagonist's ultimate goal is to expose the African country's technological achievements to the world, believing that they're being hypocritical for claiming to be a third world nation. But in addition to threatening Wakanda as a whole, Klaue will also attempt to carry out his personal vendetta against T'Challa.
Check out the newest Black Panther trailer below to see Ulysses Klaue's sonic disrupter in action, as well as plenty of other cool footage.
Black Panther slashes its way into theaters on February 16, 2018. To find out what other highly-anticipated blockbusters are being rolled out next year, look through our 2018 movie premiere guide.
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