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Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens character name and image revealed

05.28.2015

With all of the trailer excitement surrounding STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I forgot all about Andy Serkis' cryptic narration over the initial teaser for J.J. Abrams' film. With all of the character reveals we have seen in recent months, Serkis' role has still bee a mystery. That is, until now.

In a follow up to the Vanity Fair photo spread by Annie Leibowitz, StarWars.com has published a new image of Serkis in a motion capture suit along with his character's identity: Supreme Leader Snoke.

Speaking about an awakening of the Force, Serkis' booming voice sounds like that of a villain. Supreme Leader doesn't exactly sound like a positive role model which leads me to believe he is the new head of the First Order/Empire. J.J. Abrams seems to be mimicking the model of the original STAR WARS movies. My theory is Kylo Ren is the new Darth Vader while Supreme Leader Snoke is potentially the replacement for Emperor Palpatine. Supreme Leader is a little reminiscent of Supreme Chancellor, isn't it?

Serkis is a master of motion capture and I hope that he will embody a foe that will become more significant as the new trilogy moves forward. I also hope Lucasfilm is able to keep his final appearance under wraps until the film hits the Christmas.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18, 2015.

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Source: StarWars.com

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9:40PM on 05/28/2015
Hm. Interesting. I always thought that the Empire is largely xenophobic, without any non-human race characters filling the top ranks and their stormtrooper uniforms only fit for humans or at least races with mostly human characteristics.
Hm. Interesting. I always thought that the Empire is largely xenophobic, without any non-human race characters filling the top ranks and their stormtrooper uniforms only fit for humans or at least races with mostly human characteristics.
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7:00AM on 05/29/2015
That's certainly how they've been portrayed in EU. With nothing outside the films + clone wars being canon now, they can do whatever they like really.

It may be that "Snoke" isnt an alien, but a heavily deformed human (as dark siders tend to be). Or he could be one of the sith species.
That's certainly how they've been portrayed in EU. With nothing outside the films + clone wars being canon now, they can do whatever they like really.

It may be that "Snoke" isnt an alien, but a heavily deformed human (as dark siders tend to be). Or he could be one of the sith species.
7:40PM on 05/28/2015

Bad Fan-Fic

"J.J. Abrams seems to be mimicking the model of the original STAR WARS movies."

Which means that they'll be a pale facsimile of them.
"J.J. Abrams seems to be mimicking the model of the original STAR WARS movies."

Which means that they'll be a pale facsimile of them.
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3:29PM on 05/28/2015
Not sure if the author of this article knows the difference between a character image, and an actor's image. This is not an image of the character.
Not sure if the author of this article knows the difference between a character image, and an actor's image. This is not an image of the character.
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3:14PM on 05/28/2015
He probably plays a [link] hybrid. .
He probably plays a [link] hybrid. .
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3:18PM on 05/28/2015
Palpatine-Tarkin hybrid that is.....
Palpatine-Tarkin hybrid that is.....
9:42PM on 05/28/2015
A.. Palpakin? Tarkatine?
A.. Palpakin? Tarkatine?
3:08PM on 05/28/2015

As if I needed another reason to see STAR WARS this December

I guess either Palpatine's prejudice against non-humans isn't canon, or Snoke is such a badass motherfucker that it didn't stop him. Either way, Andy Serkis in a movie is always a plus, whether in or out of motion-capture.
I guess either Palpatine's prejudice against non-humans isn't canon, or Snoke is such a badass motherfucker that it didn't stop him. Either way, Andy Serkis in a movie is always a plus, whether in or out of motion-capture.
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3:05PM on 05/28/2015

Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens character image

if this isn't click bait I dont know what is. Thats not his character.....thats him giving a face while being photographed in mocap.
if this isn't click bait I dont know what is. Thats not his character.....thats him giving a face while being photographed in mocap.
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3:13PM on 05/28/2015
I was going to say the same thing. That's not a character photo, for all we know that's just a pic of Andy in his living room, the guy probably sleeps in a mocap suit.
I was going to say the same thing. That's not a character photo, for all we know that's just a pic of Andy in his living room, the guy probably sleeps in a mocap suit.
7:40PM on 05/28/2015
lol and joblo goes and rewords the article title lmao good thing I copied and pasted it as the title of my comment
lol and joblo goes and rewords the article title lmao good thing I copied and pasted it as the title of my comment
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