JJ Abrams and the crew over at Disney have been masterfully promoting the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Keeping themselves relevant with the first and second teasers, then the Vanity Fair article, and slowly dropping new character information. These are some intelligent marketing minds at work to make sure people are fully invested in the upcoming Star Wars property. Well the news only get’s better and bigger as we are met with yet another announcement regarding characters.
Andy Serkis, famous for his motion capture performances in King Kong, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Lord of the Rings, was announces as a cast member for The Force Awakens some time ago. From there the rumour mill started churning on whether or not this uber talented man would be a live action character or would be a mo cap digital one. Well no the speculation comes to an end as it has been announced that Serkis will in fact be in Motion Capture, and some other interesting tidbits dropped about his character as well.
Check out this awesome image of Serkis in mo cap for his The Force Awakens character!
He looks angry. This image is incredible and Serkis is the right man for the job, but who is his character? Well it looks like he will be playing an individual known as Supreme Leader Snoke. The image above is badass, so it’s likely that Snoke will be some kind of sith lord, perhaps the one spearheading whatever evil deeds Kylo Ren is up to.
There was also some speculation regarding the trailer as well. There is one image from the trailer where there is this stage with a man at a podium way off in the distance, and it is rumored that is Snoke at the podium leading the Storm Troopers! Only time will reveal who this character really is, but for now it all just sounds so cool!
So what do you guys out in Bro Nation think of the news? Do you like the name Snoke? What do you think about the characters motives or potential actions? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion!