Rumor of the Day: Andy Serkis has not one, but TWO roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Dec 2, 2014

While we know actor Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is the mysterious voice behind the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, we still don’t know just who he’s playing in the upcoming film.

Now, however, comes word (grain of salt, guys) that Serkis may not have just the one role in director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars sequel, but two. Here's what sources for Jedi News have to say:

One of those roles is, as expected, motion capture based - and in that role he will be part of a "group of unbelievably athletic and acrobatic motion capture characters." Also bringing those characters to life is parkour expect Pip Anderson, and "whom I [the source] believe to be Crystal Clarke."

The second role for Serkis sees him take on a "pivotal role in the first act story arc that entwines with Daisy Ridley's backstory," and that role "may have more to it than it seems in the first instance."

Let the speculation games begin!

In the meanwhile, here’s Andy Serkis himself confirming that he is the voice behind the trailer:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

(Jedi News via Comic Book Movie, Comic Book)

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