By: Lillian Skye
Andy Serkis, known for his performance as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, recently confirmed that the upcoming Star Wars films will utilize his motion capture studio Imaginarium during production.
“The Imaginarium is now involved in all of the performance capture on the Star Wars projects,” Serkis explained, “and I’m playing a character in that. It’s extraordinary. I grew up with Star Wars and was a massive fan of the original films. I never imagined in a million years that I’d be engaging with this. It’s just come about so organically.”
Serkis explained that him and Abrams hit it off when they first met. He explained how expressed that he'd "fit really well in this universe." Serkis replied that he probably could. "We’re working very closely," Serkis explained, "As I say, in two ways: the Imaginarium is providing all of the performance characters, and I myself am playing a character in it."
Although Serkis did not directly confirm whether or not he will be playing a motion capture character, the odds are in his favor, and there is always the possibility that he could be playing a live action character as well as a motion capture counterpart.
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