STAR WARS NEWS: Andy Serkis Role Revealed | FanboysInc

STAR WARS NEWS: Andy Serkis Role Revealed

By Muuka Muyumba

StarWars.com published an interview with famed photographer Annie Leibowitz who chronicled the Star Wars: The Force Awakens shoot last fall. The story reveals a previously unpublished photo of famed motion-capture actor Andy Serkis in full mo-cap regalia filming a scene for the movie. This is the first indication that Serkis’ role will be a fully realized computer-generated character, something akin to his historic turn as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings franchise.

“A previously unpublished photo of Andy Serkis, also sporting mo-cap gear for his portrayal of Supreme Leader Snoke, is available here exclusively.”

When the first teaser trailer was released back in December of 2015, the voiceover was thought to be Benedict Cumberbatch who had long been rumored to have a role int he film. However, the filmmakers revealed later that the voice was actually Serkis who was affecting a very villainous tone. Now, we know that this character is Supreme Leader Snoke. This summer, Serkis has already played the villainous Vibranium merchant Ulysses Klawe in Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron.

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Snoke may be the supreme leader of the First Order now that The Galactic Empire is dead. I wonder whether he will be the person or being, as suggested by the mo-cap, who is directing Adam Driver’s evil Kylo Ren to bring about the rise of the relics of the Old Galactic Empire.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens flies into theaters on December 18, 2015.