Andy Serkis

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Debuts Official Photos of Maz and Snoke, Plus More Hints About Andy Serkis’ Villain

by Britt Hayes January 3, 2016 @ 11:48 AM
Lucasfilm / EW
Yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in theaters for a couple of weeks now, but there's a couple of characters who were missing from the publicity materials, kept mostly secret until the film's release. Lucasfilm has debuted some official photos of Maz Kanata and Supreme Leader Snoke, while Serkis shoots down any ideas about our familiarity with his new Star Wars baddie.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Considered Making Snoke a Woman, Plus More Big Production Changes

by Britt Hayes December 28, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just a casual coffee table book filled with concept art that inspired the film’s designs — it also offers a wealth of interesting information regarding several of the major characters, their origins, alternate designs, and several elements that either evolved or were excised completely during production. For instance, Supreme Leader Snoke was almost a woman, and Poe Dameron was nearly a Jedi or a bounty hunter instead of a pilot.

Andy Serkis Will Reportedly Direct and Star in a Gritty ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Movie

by Britt Hayes December 12, 2015 @ 2:27 PM
Getty Images
In between mo-capping his way through Star Wars and the Planet of the Apes movies, Andy Serkis is also making his directorial debut with Jungle Book: Origins, a gritty take on the classic Rudyard Kipling story about a young orphan boy raised in the wild among talking animals — and no, Serkis is not playing all of the animals. Before that film even hits theaters, the actor and mo-cap innovator has reportedly attached himself to another gritty reimagining of a classic story, this time from the world of fairy tales.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Spot Shines Light on Rey, Plus New Details on Luke and Snoke

by Britt Hayes November 29, 2015 @ 9:24 AM
Good morning, and welcome to today’s round of Star Wars: The Force Awakens updates! With the release less than a few weeks away, the details and videos and photos (and…and…) haven’t slowed down one bit. Today brings a new featurette exploring Rey and her background, while an extensive cover story in Empire reveals J.J. Abrams’ influences, Mark Hamill’s hints about Luke’s absence and the importance of Andy Serkis’ mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Extended TV Spot Offers More Kylo Ren and Han Solo in Action

by Britt Hayes November 27, 2015 @ 10:49 AM
Hey, whaddya know? It’s another TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now that we’re only three weeks away from finally seeing it on the big screen, Disney’s been dropping more and more new footage. The latest preview is an extended TV spot, about the runtime of your average teaser trailer, and features more footage of Kylo Ren and more voiceover from the mysterious General Snoke. In addition, the official soundtrack listing has been revealed and no, it doesn’t spoil anything like the Episode I track list did.

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Reveals First Set Footage in Fan Contest Video

by Britt Hayes November 23, 2015 @ 6:36 PM
As promised late last week when Matt Reeves debuted the official logo, War for the Planet of the Apes delivered a special announcement during this week’s episode of The Walking Dead — though you might have been a bit busy rolling your eyes at that whole Glenn thing. In case you missed it, the video has arrived online offering a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming sequel as well as an invitation to fans to audition for a small role in the film.

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Begins Filming, Set Photo Reveals Familiar Scene

by Britt Hayes October 18, 2015 @ 11:17 AM
20th Century Fox
Director Matt Reeves has officially begun filming War for the Planet of the Apes, as evidenced by a new photo from the set which features a scene that may be familiar to fans of the long-running franchise. In addition, Reeves has revealed that he’s shooting the film in 65mm, and although only a few cast members have been announced, we’re sure to hear more about the next installment very soon.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Reveals a Black Panther Easter Egg and New Bonus Feature Clips

by Britt Hayes August 27, 2015 @ 5:20 PM
It’s been a few months since the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel isn’t done providing us with new materials from the film. The blockbuster sequel is hitting DVD and Blu-ray in a little over a month, but you can check out a clips from one of the bonus features right now — as well as a little Black Panther easter egg you might have missed the first time around.

WookieeLeaks: A Bunch of Bounty Hunters May Show Up in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’

by Jacob Hall July 10, 2015 @ 10:41 AM
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we take a look at Marvel’s new Lando comic, discuss what other villains are supposedly showing up in Star Wars: Rogue One, and delve into the latest The Force Awakens spoilers.