Andy Serkis Confirmed to Play Mo-Cap Character in Episode VII

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We heard a while back about the possible cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, but with the cast reveal it dashed some hopes of certain rumors. One rumor that was thought to be false has resurfaced and confirmed by Andy Serkis himself, who during an interview with SciFiNow talked about how he got his role in Episode VII. For those of you unfamiliar to Andy Serkis, he is well known for playing motion capture characters, the most famous ones being Gollum and Caesar.

“The Imaginarium is now involved in all of the performance capture on the Star Wars projects,” Serkis confirms, “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.”

“JJ Abrams and I met, and we just had this incredible kind of vibe between us.” He said, ‘You’d fit really well in this universe,’ and I said, ‘I think I probably could.’ We’re working very closely, as I say, in two ways: the Imaginarium is providing all of the performance characters, and I myself am playing a character in it.

“I’m thrilled, deeply excited,” he continued. “Sitting at that read-through the other day was just extraordinary. It was an amazing event; being with the original cast was just incredible. I just think the script is so wonderful, and both the old and the newbies in the cast are just so thrilled and excited to get together.”

So looks like we have another reason to be excited for Episode VII as we’ll be seeing another great actor added to the cast list and the alien characters being represented well with Serkis’s Imanginarium company. So are we done seeing the additions to the cast or are there more to be revealed as time goes on?

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