Andy Serkis is an incredible performer who's brought some excellent characters to life both directly on the screen and in motion-capture performances we'll probably never forget, like Lord of the Rings' Gollum. You probably also remember that Gollum had a rather specific way of talking, and on The Late Show, Serkis put that to use on someone else who has a fairly recognizable voice, whether aloud or in text: Donald Trump.Read More
Sweetheart Tom Holland was on the Graham Norton Show the other night, and he apparently does an excellent impression of a chimpanzee.Read More
I mean, I could be reading way too much into a movie trailer, but...
OK, maybe I'm reading way too much into a movie trailer, but it was kind of impossible for me to watch the new trailer for War For the Planet of the Apes without thinking about the current state of the world. Maybe the apes taking over at this point wouldn't be such a bad idea...?Read More
They've also released an early synopsis for the upcoming sequel.
Motion capture magician and actor Andy Serkis has teamed up again with director Matt Reeves on War for the Planet of the Apes--which is the third film in the reboot series. Reeves had previously directed the film prior to the upcoming Apes movie, titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.Read More
There's been a lot of speculation over the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke, and now Andy Serkis might be putting an end to (some) of it.Read More
The first few preview screenings for The Force Awakens have begun, so we're all studiously avoiding spoilers -- and in honor of that, here's Andy Serkis "confirming" a thoroughly fake spoiler that his character Supreme Leader Snoke will turn out to be Jar Jar Binks.Read More
How do you spell the sound a lightsaber makes? A linguist weighs in over on Huffington Post.Read More
We love hearing about all the new characters populating the new Star Wars universe in The Force Awakens! Now, we can add one more to the list - this one played by genre chameleon, Andy Serkis.Read More
Freida Pinto joins an already star-studded cast in the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins.Read More
In addition to providing motion capture work for the film, Andy Serkis will play a live action part in the movie, and he's finally officially revealed the character he's playing who has ties to the future of Marvel's cinematic universe.Read More
On first inspection, the voice in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer sounded a great deal like Benedict Cumberbatch (who still refuses to talk about Star Wars) to me. Names like Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow were also being tossed into the ring. Over the weekend, movie critics were saying they had confirmation of Serkis but weren't even giving vague sources so I remained skeptical. But Good Morning America has claimed it definitively as an exclusive.Read More
Fox Resolute in Getting Andy Serkis an Oscar Nomination For His Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Performance
Did you see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Do you think Andy Serkis deserves a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the next Academy Awards? Fox does, and they're going to make sure everyone knows it.Read More
I'm saving my jokes for below...
I'll give you one guess.Read More
New Images From The Avengers: Age of Ultron Plus Does Andy Serkis Have A Specific Role & Has Nathan Fillion’s Guardians Cameo Been Revealed?
Might I interest you in a buddy comedy featuring The Hulk and Gollum?
While we're busy being excited for the next Marvel Entertainment film to hit theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's hard to forget there's also a sequel to The Avengers filming right this very moment. Entertainment Weekly was nice enough to release some fantastic new images from said film.Read More
When you're watching a film utilizing motion capture (or performance capture) you usually forget what it looked like when the actor was actually in the shot. Here's a comparison video from the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which shows the amazing emotions captured for the finished product. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
And I'll Form the Head!
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There And Back Again
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming out on DVD means one thing: hours and hours of special features. This is a Peter Jackson Tolkien film, after all. This particular clip shows how the Battle of Moria flashbacks in the first movie were filmed, and we get to see a bit of Andy Serkis in his role as second-unit director. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More