Now that we have the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, speculation has run wild about what roles each actor will have in the film. One who has attracted a lot of interest is Andy Serkis, who's voice was confirmed to be the one we hear in the trailer. But according to our friends over at Jedi News, that voice over is from just one of the characters he will be portraying in The Force Awakens. They are reporting that he will playing two different characters in the film:
"...Serkis will be playing more than one role in The Force Awakens. One of those roles is, as expected, motion capture based - and in that role he will be part of a "group of unbelievably athletic and acrobatic motion capture characters." Also bringing those characters to life is parkour expect Pip Anderson, and "whom I [the source] believe to be Crystal Clarke." The second role for Serkis sees him take on a "pivotal role in the first act story arc that entwines with Daisy Ridley's backstory," and that role "may have more to it than it seems in the first instance.""
Andy Serkis is both a seasoned actor in addition to being a legendary motion capture actor, so it will certainly be interesting to see him show off more than one of his talents in the same film. It's also good to hear Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke mentioned, who's roles we've very little about thus far. As always, Jedi News urges taking this report with a grain of salt, and we agree. It's not official until Lucasfilm confirms it.
You can see Andy Serkis in The Force Awakens a little over a year from now when it hits theaters on December 18th, 2015!
Source: Jedi News
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