Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than two months away, and while it may seem like we know almost nothing about it, that’s not exactly true. There’s not a ton of official information about the film, but over the past year, between the trailers (including the newest one), set reports, and rumors, io9 has been able to…
Breathe. Just... breathe. The second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here.
Matt Reeves’ latest film, War for the Planet of the Apes, is something of an anomaly. On the surface, it’s a big-budget summer blockbuster. But when you actually watch it, it feels much more like a poignant, bleak movie with Oscar potential. And now, its studio is going to push it as the latter.
War for the Planet of the Apes is a unique effects-driven summer blockbuster in that it has a very clear end to a major part of its story. There’s no cliffhanger or obvious sequel hook here. And yet there’s still more story of the apes to tell.
It’s not all that uncommon for creators to say that a fictional persona felt like a member of their family. But leaving Christmas presents under the tree for someone who doesn’t exist—like Planet of the Apes writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa did for trilogy lead character Caesar—is going the extra mile.
Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings series, was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. And Colbert, a huge LOTR nerd, had Serkis read President Trump’s tweets on air. It’s honestly just too perfect.
When War for the Planet of the Apes ended, I was unable to move. Glued to my seat, I sat dumbfounded at the achievement I’d just witnessed: an exquisitely filmed, emotionally stunning film that challenges what a big-budget, summer blockbuster is supposed to be. And it’s about a planet of apes.
Tom Holland might be swinging into theaters as Marvel and Sony’s new Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming— but as a working actor, he’s still got other movies to make. Sadly, there’s one he won’t be a part of, and it could be because of this bizarre audition with Andy Serkis.
The main difference between the original Planet of the Apes series and the latest reboot is whose journey we take. In the first two films, the focus was on whatever human was nearby, and then shifted to time-traveling primates. The Tim Burton reboot zeroed in on Marky Mark. This time around, Planet of the Apes has…
Well, the most human of the apes’ moment. It’s honestly amazing what Andy Serkis and Karin Konoval can do in motion capture.
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?