Andy Serkis’ Role In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has Been Revealed!
I have pretty much adored Andy Serkis from the moment I saw his portrayal of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but what he did next really amazed me. The man completely took over control of mo-cap acting and ran with it. He played Gollum in four LoTR movies (The Hobbit), he played the title character in Peter Jackson remake of King Kong, but he really gained attention when he started gaining Oscar talk for his portrayal of Ceaser in Rise of the Planet of the Apes to which he was fantastic in. He also started a mo-cap school for any actors looking to learn the field.
So, with that, I’m always interested whenever Andy Serkis pops up on a cast list and it was no different when it was announced he would be part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His role was kept under complete secrecy until this picture emerged from a tweet sent out by the Star Wars Twitter.
The characters name is Supreme Leader Smoke and judging from Serkis’s face, he isn’t nice. He is just menacing and I really hope they do some amazing stuff with him.
Star Wars hits theaters this December!