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Published On: Fri, Nov 13th, 2015

Andy Serkis talks Snoke in ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’ – ‘talk about secrecy’

Fans first and only proper tease of Andy Serkis‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Supreme Leader Snoke, arrived almost a year ago with a raspy voice over in the first trailer.

Serkis has finally opened up about his mysterious villain, who is supposedly intended to be a key figure who looms over the next few films in the series.

In a new interview, the motion-capture pioneer offered our first official information about Snoke, including why he had to be a digital character.

Star Wars The Force Awakens banner“The scale of him, for instance, is one reason.(why he had to be digital) He is large. He appears tall. And also just the facial design – you couldn’t have gotten there with prosthetics. It’s too extreme. Without giving too much away at this point, he has a very distinctive, idiosyncratic bone structure and facial structure. You could never have done it [in real life].”

Serkis even confesses to EW that he didn’t even know what the final look would be.

“It’s the first time I’ve been on set not yet knowing what the character’s gonna look like. I mean talk about secrecy!”

Like Maz Kanata, Snoke will be a 100% digital character. Serkis also dropped a few details about Snoke’s backstory.

“Supreme Leader Snoke is quite an enigmatic character, and strangely vulnerable at the same time as being quite powerful. Obviously he has a huge agenda. He has suffered a lot of damage. As I said, there is a strange vulnerability to him, which belies his true agenda, I suppose.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18, 2015.

Andy Serkis as Caesar filming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

Andy Serkis as Caesar filming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

 

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