Ever since the first trailer debuted for Marvel's sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, many fans believed that Andy Serkis is playing Ulysses Klaw, even though his character's identity has never confirmed by the studio. Yesterday, a slew of official photos were released from the superhero adventure, one of which featured Andy Serkis. Stitch Kingdom has now received those same images with official captions from Disney, which indeed confirms that Andy Serkis is in fact playing Ulyssees Klaw.
A report from January revealed that this character is actually an "amalgamation" of both Ulysses Klaw and his father from the comic books, Fritz Klaue. Fritz has been connected to Baron Von Strucker, who is played by Thomas Kretschmann in the Phase Two sequel. While Fritz may have an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, an insider claims that many of his "attributes" will be given to Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaw. Unfortunately, we don't know how Klaw fits into the story quite yet, but there is speculation that his presence could help set up Marvel's Black Panther movie, arriving in 2017.
Klaw often tangled with T'challa in the Marvel comics, and the second trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron offered a number of clues that the movie will tie into Black Panther. It's possible that Klaw's presence could also lead into the first Phase Three movie Captain America: Civil War, since Chadwick Boseman's T'challa has already been confirmed to appear in that adventure. Now that the Andy Serkis/Ulysses Klaw mystery has been officially put to rest, we'll have to wait and see how his presence is handled in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters on May 1.