Along With Chadwick Boseman And Michael B. Jordan, Another Black Panther Star Is Returning For Marvel's What If...?

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The end of another Marvel Cinematic Universe show is almost here, as this season of Loki is set to wrap up this week. But worry not, because in less than a month, Disney+ will drop the next of Marvel’s small-screen offerings: What If…?. The first animated production from Marvel Studios is teasing some off-the-wall reimaginings of some of the MCU’s biggest moments, and it also boasts an all-star cast of franchise vets. This includes Black Panther stars Michael B. Jordan and the late Chadwick Boseman, who recorded before his passing. Now, we’ve learned that another Black Panther alum returned alongside them for the series.

Marvel Studios recently released the final trailer for What If…? along with a new poster showcasing a number of characters. Shortly after, some stars took to social media to share their hype for the series. In the midst of this, fans were met with a surprise when Black Panther alum Andy Serkis confirmed his involvement in the show. Check out his Instagram post below:

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So it looks like fans can expect the return of Ulysses Klaue at some point during What If…?’s run. Andy Serkis’ unhinged, yet fun, antagonist made his debut back in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron before returning in a bigger role in 2018’s Black Panther. The character would ultimately meet his demise at the hands of Erik Killmonger, who Klaue had been working with.

Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue

What If…? will have the opportunity to rewrite history for Klaue, just as it apparently has for both T’Challa and Killmonger. Trailers have teased that the heir to Wakanda’s throne will be taken by Yondu and raised as a Ravager. Meanwhile, it seems that Killmonger will take on a more heroic attitude, as he was seen rescuing Tony Stark in the latest batch of footage. Check it out for yourself down below:

Considering that Killmonger and Klaue were partners, the latter might play a role in that same episode, with the two likely coming into contact in a very different way. Of course, you can see how things really played out by streaming Black Panther on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link.

It’s honestly been quite impressive to see just how many stars Marvel Studios was able to bring back for What If…? While the series features MCU heavy-hitters like Thor star Chris Hemsworth and Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo, it also brings back veterans like Captain America: The First Avenger’s Stanley Tucci and Toby Jones.

At this point there’s no telling how things will play out for Klaue in What If…? but, if the trailers are any indication, there should be something fun in store for the fan-favorite villain. And you can bet that Andy Serkis is going to play up the role just as much as he did in his live-action appearances.

Marvel’s What If…? premieres on Disney+ on August 11.

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