13 January 2015


Could Black Panther be making an appearance in Marvel's upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron? The newest trailer (watch here) had three clues that hint that there is a strong possibility he could be.

Hint #1 Klaw
The first and most obvious hint is the appearance of Andy Serkis. The popular consensus is that he is playing the Black Panther villain Klaw.
Klaw bio:
Ulysses Klaw first appears in flashback in Fantastic Four #53 (Aug 1966) as a physicist working in the field of applied sonics. Designing a sound transducer to convert sound waves into physical mass, Klaw steals the metal vibranium - a substance known to exist only in certain meteoric deposits in the small African nation of Wakanda - to power his device. In doing this, Klaw comes into conflict with the Wakandan ruler/superhero T'Chaka, whom Klaw murders in cold blood. T'Chaka's adolescent son T'Challa, who followed his father to watch him combat the invaders, then attacks Klaw to avenge his father, maiming him by costing the villain his right hand as Klaw escaped.

Hint #2 Dora Milaje
Two mysterious women make appearances in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. The first mysterious woman can be seen undressing in a cave. The second woman can be seen briefly behind Thor. These women could possibly be members of the Dora Milaje, the Black Panther’s personal, all-female security detail and that cave could be a Vibranium cave.
Dora Milaje Bio

The Dora Milaje are the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, recruited from every tribe of Wakanda. In addition with their protective function, they are also a pool of superior Wakandan women, suiting for the role of Queen of Wakanda. They are extensively trained and highly skilled martial artists and with various weapons. 

Hint #3 Wakanda
Black Panther hails from the nation of Wakanda. Wakanda is an isolated African nation. This small African country has the largest deposits of Wakandan Vibranium in the world. During the trailer, the Quinjet can be seen flying through a random city. It's possible this city might not be so random and could actually be Wakanda.

Whether he makes an appearance in Age of Ultron or not, Black Panther definitely left his claw marks all over the second trailer.


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