Friday, December 5, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Serkis' 'The Force Awakens' Character Revealed!


By Chris Seekell

Earlier this week it was reported by Good Morning America that the voice in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer was actor Andy Serkis.

We now can provide some more information concerning the character he plays. We reached out to our sources, and here are some tidbits about the character, as well as how he relates to some other characters in the film.

  • Andy Serkis’ character basically looks like an old man, zombie like, almost risen from the dead.
  • He is being referred to as “Uber”, similarly to how Ridley is being called Kira and Nyong’o is being called Rose.
  • “Uber” has communication with Adam Driver’s Sith character, and a character played by Domhnall Gleeson. Serkis potentially is the Master pulling the strings from behind the scenes.
  • All three characters are part of the new “Empire” which Gwendoline Christie’s character is also a part of. She is confirmed to be playing a Chrome Trooper.

We will let you know if we hear anything else about "Uber" and his role in the film! In the meantime, you can listen to our full podcast where we broke down this information, as well as gave our take on the new teaser and several other Episode VII related pieces of news from this past week. The discussion about Andy Serkis starts at 1:33:00 in the recording below.



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12 comments:

  1. Seriously? Almost risen from the dead? Who is he Plageuis? A Palpatine copy? This sounds so lame

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    1. Uh, if he is Plageuis or even a clone of the emperor would that not fit into the grand scheme of things, and therein be logical? So how would that in turn be lame?

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    2. Serkis will play an evil obiwan to Driver's evil Luke. Think Vergerie from the Jacen Solo storyline. He will be a teacher & possible competitor to Driver's Sith.

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  2. Anyone read the Vong stuff? Remember the character Onimi?

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  3. What on God's good earth is a "chrome trooper?"

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  4. I have to say, I was hoping we would not get the Clone Emperors. But, I have found out recent, it was Lucas' original vision for continuing the Saga. So, if done right, it will be good.

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  5. Sounds like Serkis will be playing an ancient Sith lord. There's one in particular that fits that description perfectly; Darth Andeddu.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZKeCzvAkwrc/UKOSeRbC-SI/AAAAAAAAClQ/lY_PA4gAyc8/s1600/Andeddu%2B3.2.JPG

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  6. She looks like a chrome stormtrooper but I believe is actually is an Inquisitor. A Jedi Hunter.

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  7. When will people realize they arent using ANYTHING from the novels???? Jesus they announced that like over a year ago now.

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  8. Actually they announced that the EU was no longer cannon, Zakk. However, they did NOT announce that nothing from the novels would be used. Some elements could be used, or could not be used. We will not know until Dec 18

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