I confess. I am obsessed with all things Episode 7. To the point that this ten question interview with Andy Serkis that gives absolutely NO new info gets coverage. What did Andy
not say about the upcoming installment of the greatest movie series ever?
Andy Serkis sat down with EW and provided as much info as Disney will allow. Unfortunately that isn’t much. Here are the “gems”from the interview.
3.) Can we safely assume, from that weary voice, that the character has seen some harsh action in the galaxy over the years?
Serkis laughs, and considers what he can reveal. “I have to be very careful about how I answer these questions. The character …” he says, followed by a long pause. “He’s been through some stuff.”
That’s right folks. He’s been through some STUFF. It would have been unfortunate if he had been through no stuff. I’m really hoping he’s also been through some junk as well. Every good character needs to go through some stuff AND some junk.
5.) Will we see Serkis himself onscreen, or will his character be rendered through performance capture?
“I can’t say a single thing about that. I’m sorry!” Serkis says with a massive grin. “These things will all come out in the fullness of time, I promise.”
Can’t say a single thing. You’ll know things at some point in the future. Riveting stuff!
6.) Will Serkis’s character lead a “group of unbelievably athletic and acrobatic motion capture characters”?
This report from Jedi News also gets a big laugh out of Serkis – along with a sustained eyeball-roll. “I’m not leading a band of gymnasts or acrobats,” he says.
I guess this is something. He will NOT be leading a band of gymnasts or acrobats. I think the source of those rumors confused Andy Serkis in Episode 7 with Maggie Smith in the Second Exotic Marigold Hotel.