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Everyone Needs to Watch Andy Serkis Read Donald Trump’s Tweets as Gollum

Nasty punditses.

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Tom Holland Has a Mean Chimpanzee Impression

Sweetheart Tom Holland was on the Graham Norton Show the other night, and he apparently does an excellent impression of a chimpanzee.

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War For the Planet of the Apes Trailer Seems to Mirror Impending National and Global Conflict

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...?

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War for the Planet of the Apes To Premiere Exclusive Footage at New York Comic Con

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.

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Andy Serkis Talks Embodying Snoke, Explains Who the Supreme Leader Isn’t

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.

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Andy Serkis Addresses the Rumor That Supreme Leader Snoke is Jar Jar Binks

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Bzuhzzzzzzzuhzzzzzuhzzzz

How do you spell the sound a lightsaber makes? A linguist weighs in over on Huffington Post.

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Andy Serkis’ Character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed!

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.

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Freida Pinto Looks For The Bare Necessities In Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins

Freida Pinto joins an already star-studded cast in the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins.

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Andy Serkis Confirms the Character He’ll Play in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Officially official.

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.

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[UPDATED] Wondering Who Did the Voiceover Work for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer?

My Paaaalpatiiiiiiine!

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.

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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.

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Warners’ The Jungle Book Movie Casts Benedict Cumberbatch In The Most Obvious Role

I'm saving my jokes for below...

I'll give you one guess.

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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.

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Watch This Wild Side-By-Side Comparison Of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Motion Capture [VIDEO]

It's Technical

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 +?

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Star Wars’ Andy Serkis Is Busy Helping Mark Ruffalo Be A Hulk, Mark Hamill Is Just Happy To Be Here

And I'll Form the Head!

It may look like Mark Ruffalo is just playing around on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he's putting in some serious work too! He has the tweets to prove it! Andy Serkis, newly cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, is apparently helping him with his Hulk. Meanwhile, original Star Wars cast member Mark Hamill is really excited about the new space gang. 

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Breaking: Lucasfilm Officially Announces Star Wars: Episode VII Actors With Cast Photo

Oh My Stars and Garters

From "Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film." Read on for a quote from director J.J. Abrams and the official release date.

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Things We Saw Today: Google Pays Tribute to Dorothy Irene Height

Educator, activist, and champion of the economic, educational, voting rights of African-American women, Dorothy Irene Height has been honored with a Google Doodle on the occasion of the one hundred and fourth anniversary of her birth.

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New Hobbit Clip Takes Us Behind The Scenes of the Battle of Moria

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 +?

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Planet of the Apes Fan Judy Greer Lives the Dream, Is Cast as the Female Ape Lead in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Mutatis Mutandis

I'm just going to go ahead and put the best part of Judy Greer's interview with Vulture about her Apes casting right up front: "It's funny, because when I talk to my [Planet of the Apes-obsessed] husband about the movie, he's like, 'I don't want to know! I do want to know! Do you think you should tell me? Don't tell me!" Poor guy.

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