AceShowbiz - %cAndy Serkis%' role in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" allegedly is revealed. According to a report by Schmoes Know, the actor is playing Dutch physicist Ulysses Klaw in the highly-anticipated sequel to "The Avengers". Klaw is the villain in Avengers story as well as "Black Panther" as he murders Wakandan leader T'Chaka, the father of T'Challa a.k.a. Black Panther.
According to the report, Serkis' version of Klaw "will be a sort of amalgamation of both Klaw and his father in the comics, Fritz Klaue, who has a history in the comics (and from what we hear in the film as well) with Baron von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) and The Howling Commandos." The site's "very trusted sources" from Marvel also said, "Fritz could possibly have a small appearance in the film or a passing reference, but most of his attributes will be given to Serkis' Klaw."
Schmoes Know additionally shared on Friday, January 23 some info regarding a mystery female character who is featured in the second trailer of "Age of Ultron", stripping in a cave. According to their sources, the character is called Mantis and she has some ties with characters in "Age of Ultron" and "Guardians of the Galaxy".
"This would seem to make a lot of sense as she 1) has direct ties to Thanos, 2) has even stronger ties to Vision, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch, 3) has a personal vendetta in the comics against Klaw and, most importantly 4) has been a prominent member of both The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy," read the report.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is set for release on May 1 in the U.S. Directed by Joss Whedon, the highly-anticipated movie will see the return of the original cast members as well as new faces including %cPaul Bettany% (The Vision), %cAaron Johnson% (Quicksilver) and %cElizabeth Olsen% (Scarlet Witch).
Speaking to Radio Times, Bettany commented about the scale of "Age of Ultron" during the promotion of his latest release "Mortdecai". "I've never been on a bigger set on my entire life than in The Avengers [Age of Ultron]. One [part] seemed to be the corner of a town, with helicopter cameras, and drone cameras flying about. I just haven't seen anything that big, so it was like being a kid on a film set again," he said.
"This is the biggest thing Marvel have ever done. It was enormous. I remember, we were at Comic-Con, and they showed a portion of the footage, and I was just gobsmacked. And I looked down the row and every one of the Avengers was the same. Including Samuel Jackson - and his whole modus operandi is 'I've seen everything before, I'm the most chilled out, relaxed man and I've seen everything...' and he was as knocked out as anyone. It's huge," he continued.