When Andy Serkis was a teenager, he was thrilled by seeing Star Wars on the big screen. Now, he’s part of Saga himself! He’s understandably excited – but probably not as excited as another member of his family:
“My brother, who is five years younger than me, this means more to him than anything I’ve ever done in my entire life,” Serkis said, laughing. “I’m more joyous for him than anything else, in a way.”
The elder Serkis is playing an as yet undisclosed character(s), but it’s widely assumed that his motion capture talents are what will be on display when Episode VII hits theaters on December 18, 2015. In an interview with MTV, he was mum on any details, but he did say that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are up to the challenge that comes with returning to the roles that made them icons.
He also said that the initial table read with the cast – veterans and newbies – was “was quite an extraordinary feeling.”
You can currently see the genius of Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.