Without a doubt, Supreme Leader Snoke has become one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Played by Andy Serkis, this mysterious evil being leads the terrible First Order, turned Kylo Ren to the Dark Side, and yet we only see him as a hologram.
Why not? At least this live-action, updated version of a fairy tale from the perspective of the villain isn’t a remake of something. Plus, there’s something distinctly Rumplestiltskin-y about Serkis.
Earlier this week, word dropped of a ‘Special Announcement’ regarding War for the Planet of the Apes, leading everyone to guess that it was an early teaser. That’s not the case: they announced a contest to be in the movie as an ape.
Who is Andy Serkis playing in the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens? Well, it turns out that when Annie Leibovitz photographed the movie’s cast for Vanity Fair, she captured Serkis in his mocap suit, and now that photo and his character’s name have been revealed.
We're miffed that Andy Serkis didn't get any big nominations for his turn in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And now, after watching this new behind-the-scenes Weta Digital video depicting the on-set motion capture work by the "ape" cast, we're miffed on behalf of all the other actors, too.
This is the best possibly news that we've heard all year. The new Planet of the Apes franchise is allegedly supposed to stop after the next untitled film directed by Matt Reeves. But main character Andy Serkis asks, what if it didn't?
Fox wants the Academy to recognize Serkis' critical work as Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They've announced plans to campaign hard to get Serkis nominated for this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar, which would be the first mo-cap performance to ever do so.
Benedict Cumberbatch has already played one iconic Khan; now he's playing another. He has been cast in the Andy Serkis-directed adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book as the malevolent tiger Shere Khan.
Humans trespass onto ape land in the first clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and what they encounter is frightening. A swarm of apes is ready to face them, led by a booming-voiced Caesar.
So, we've gotten a look at the cast list for the upcoming Star Wars, and put together a working theory on just what roles we can expect to see them in, but one question still remains: Just what is Andy Serkis doing?
What has happened to the mighty leader of the apes since we last saw him in Rise of the Planet of the Apes? In our exclusive interview with Apes star Andy Serkis, the man behind the primate reveals all the details behind Caesar's new world order — plus more information on his next feature Jungle Book!
Full disclosure: we weren't that excited about the MANY live-action Jungle Book movie adaptations. But now the Warner Bros. Jungle Book may have a leg up on the Disney version, because Andy Serkis just signed on to direct it. Oooooh snap.
Tomorrow the world will bask in the golden-hued glory of Peter Jackson's Hobbit. But until then, here are some little-known facts, and a few rumors, about this massive fantasy undertaking. We pulled all the best little-known details from press conferences, exclusive interviews, production blogs, and our own set visit.
Andy Serkis' stunning grasp of motion capture acting is one of the reasons Peter Jackson made him a second unit director on The Hobbit. Now the Gollum actor plans to apply those directing skills to a motion-capture project of his own: a new adaptation of George Orwell's political fable Animal Farm.
In celebration The Hobbit's75 anniversary, Peter Jackson's Gollum (and The Hobbit's Second Unit Director) Andy Serkis popped by to terrify a bunch of children while reading from J.R.R.Tolkien's works. It's adorable and horrifying — but mostly super sweet to see such a massive actor commit 100% to such a crazy…
Second unit director on The Hobbit and Gollum wrangler Andy Serkis made the crowd go wild at The Hobbit panel in Comic-Con when he adorably cussed in the voice of Gollum. After being prompted to "do the voice" — and being egged on by host Chris Hardwick — Serkis let them all have a little taste of Gollum on a…
The Oscar nominations are out. Our only hope for a genre win in Best Picture is Hugo or Midnight in Paris, and the odds aren't in our favor. Biggest snub of all? Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The big standout performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes isn't James Franco or John Lithgow — instead, everybody's buzzing about Andy Serkis' brilliant motion-capture acting as the ape, Caesar. People are calling Serkis the first mo-cap movie star.
You could easily interpret the new Planet of the Apes movie as being an anti-science diatribe — since it's about foolish humans meddling with biology, causing a new race of super-intelligent apes to emerge.
We've seen tons of new footage from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and we're even more excited for the upcoming primate rebellion. We also learned from the creative team just how far they went to create realistic apes.