Andy Serkis: Star Wars The Force Awakens is Going to be Brilliant!


While promoting the digital release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the actor also briefly spoke about the highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars movie.



From Mirror:

Serkis is happy to talk about his work as a consultant on Star Wars: The Force Awakens which is being shot in the UK at the moment. But he laughs when we try to break the shroud of secrecy over who – or what – he plays in the film.


“As if I can tell you! I can’t tell you anything,” he chortles. […]


“It’s going to be brilliant. The director, JJ Abrams, is doing an amazing job.[…]


“He is such a big fan of the original movies and it is a great script and a very, very good story. It’s amazing to be a part of it.”


Of course actors are prone to be positive about the projects they are in. But he is surely not the first actor from TFA that has already openly stated highly glowing remarks not only about JJ and the production but the story itself.


And speaking about praising here’s what Leland Chee from the Lucasfilm Story Group (responsible for the new cohesive Star Wars canon) posted on Twitter:



And now as we’ve seen several times over the opinions about JJ Abrams’ Star Wars vision has been highly positive which does nothing but fan the flames of hype and anticipation over this movie. Folks, get ready for a very fast long year of waiting for Star Wars.


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73 thoughts on “Andy Serkis: Star Wars The Force Awakens is Going to be Brilliant!

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    It’s amazing, it’s brilliant, we are all one big family, he’s such a talented guy, blabla

    • January 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      he can hardly call it crap

      • January 3, 2015 at 2:30 am

        Harrison Ford & Anthony Daniels have said its a great script, too..

    • January 3, 2015 at 2:38 am

      I think he is wrong, the movie is now in post production its not finished, he ist just speculating like all the others involved. The cutting is very important it can give the movie a different tone, Overall feeling. I hope the script/story is good and makes sense.

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    take this with a grain of salt… But I hear Andy Serkis is a character in the new movie.

    • January 2, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Why is Andy Serkis suddenly the unofficial spokesperson to Star Wars VII? This is starting to annoy me.

      And he forgot to say the obligatory “…and we’re going to be using practical effects,” which has to be in every star wars-related interview these days.

      • January 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        Star Wars has become a Media Serkis, that’s why!

        • January 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm

          Thanks for the giggle

      • January 3, 2015 at 5:21 am

        Probably because he’s been promoting his other movies? I don’t think he’s going around to media outlets offering unsolicited comments on Star Wars.

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Star Wars VIII will have to go up against both
    “Avatar 2” AND “Independence Day 2”.

    • January 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Oh No! LMFAO at that.

    • January 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Two sequels the world couldn’t care less about.

      • January 2, 2015 at 7:36 pm

        The world BETTER care.
        ‘Cause there’re two more “Avatar” movies after part 2
        and another “Independence Day” after the next one.

        • January 2, 2015 at 7:38 pm

          Avatar 1 made over 2 billion dollars. I think at least one person would care about that movie. You moron.

          • January 3, 2015 at 2:25 am

            Avatar is crap, useless Pocahontas Remake, who cares about this bullshit movie cmon really!? If you have to choose Star Wars or Avatar never exist…easy pick for me.

          • January 3, 2015 at 2:58 am

            Correct, even the shitty PT is better as Avatar I mean Pocahontas in a blue shiny Clusterf*ck.

    • January 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      No. ID 2 comes out 2016.

      • January 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm

        No YOU “no”.
        Didn’t I JUST say: “Star Wars VIII”?
        “Star Wars VIII”=2016. Dope ….

        • January 2, 2015 at 7:58 pm

          Just a word of advice, check your facts before you insult someone.

          VIII is due to be released in 2017.

          So, who is the dope?…

          • January 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

            Ahhh, whatever.
            I mean the new SW movie coming out next year.
            Whatever the hell it’s called.
            You know what I meant.
            Don’t split hairs.

          • January 2, 2015 at 10:53 pm

            I tried to splitt hairs once. I used all day, and all I got was lice.

          • January 3, 2015 at 12:31 am

            Actually, I didn’t know what you meant. You wrote ‘VIII’. I assumed that someone who is posting on a SW forum would know that ‘VIII’ signifies Episode VIII, and would further know that ‘VIII’ is coming out in 2017. As for telling someone not to split hairs, that’s real nice coming from a guy who tore into Skippy just because he corrected you, and in a non-confrontational way I might point out. Perhaps all will be forgotten if you apologize to Skippy for being such a jerk.

          • January 3, 2015 at 2:50 am

            Hey, jerk *this*, OK?

        • January 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm

          If you’re going to go off on a rant, get your facts straight.

          • January 2, 2015 at 9:34 pm

            Easy there, pallie.
            Mr. Anonymous already has the White Knight thing covered. Don’t try and pile on.

          • January 3, 2015 at 12:39 am

            Hey, ‘Mr. Anonymous’ here.

            For the record, I’d rather be a ‘White Knight’, than a nerf herder.

    • January 2, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Not forgetting the 3D version of Grownups 2 given a Xmas release.

    • January 3, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Watch Star Wars change its Start date with every new Episode.

  • January 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Ewan said the same thing about TPM, AOTC and ROTS.

    • January 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Ewan was right about those films. That being said I expect the ST to be better received by the PT detractors.

    • January 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      You can’t expect an actor in the film to have an honest opinion. Shia LeBeouf spoke out against KOTCS a while after it was released and look where that got him (despite how shitty the movie really was). I have faith in the ST not because of word-of-mouth, but because of everything it has going for it. The team in charge understands where the prequels fell short and they know what must be done to revive the saga. EpVII will kick major ass, no doubt about it. Try to give me a solid reason otherwise without falling back on the old Disney excuse. That topic couldn’t be more tired.

  • January 2, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I believe Andy Serkis is right. SW-TFA will be a great film and more than worthy of its six predecessors.

    • January 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      3! Three predecessors, and the PT’s, whose names shall not be spoken aloud!

  • January 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Boy, Andy is looking tired, not sure when or where that photo was taken.
    Not too trusting of Leland Chee’s 18 years of star wars involvement.
    But the fact that Serkis takes the story seriously is a good sign, probably.

    • January 2, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      He could just be a little stoned

  • January 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Andy Serkis: “Star Wars The Force Awakens is going to suck”.

    Now THAT is something that would get my attention.

  • January 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    In what regard is Serkis a consultant? With his MO-cap company?

    Man, I can’t wait… I mean just seeing 2 seconds of X wings in the Teaser put goosebumps all over me… I can’t imagine what seeing them in an epic space or planetary battle might do to me. I may need a doctor present on opening night!

    • January 2, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      2 seconds of CG x wings…

      just saying.

      • January 2, 2015 at 7:54 pm

        What’re you doing here?

      • January 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm


        Or are you just the same troll that keeps lurking my posts?

  • January 2, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Of course he’s going to say stuff like that. Remember when an actor working on a movie told the press the movie was going to be meh? Neither do I.

    • January 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Andy Serkis MEANS what he says, based on his Specific mention of the story. But Actors sometimes have strange taste in script-writing.

      And actors have trashed they’re own films before.
      Shia LaBeouf with Indiana Jones
      And John Cusack 20 minutes into the release of ‘Better Off Dead’

      Shia’s kinda off the deep end, or at least that’s what he wants us to think, and no one remembered Better Off Dead because it had like, 2 – 3 funny moments Tops, and just as many super boring and unappealing musical dream-sequences.

  • January 2, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    It´s good to remark this words. because if the film goes bad, I know who to blame xS

  • January 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I actually think this is the ultimate reverse-reverse psychology, and its brilliant!

    Think about it, most fans are very cautious in believing anything will be great in the SW universe again after the PT and in many ways ROTJ too.

    So what the cast is doing is pumping the movie up as the greatest thing in the world, and we are natually not buying it (or we are atleast skeptical), so we are lowering our expectations even more.

    It’s a brilliant marketing strategy because we are all going to see it regardless of past SW movies, yet the more they hype and hype this movie, the more cynical we become. And then we walk out next December with no expecations and say, “You know what, that was a great SW movie! I wasn’t expecting that?”

    • January 3, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Andy is loyal to the investors, and to his colleagues saying whats his saying. It`s as simple as that.

    • January 3, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Except now you are

    • January 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Woah! I’m guessing it’s Christie’s Tie… or maybe there’s some tie baron we don’t know about.

      • January 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

        HOLY SHIT IMPERIAL GUARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • January 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    All I hear is a bunch of spoilt rich people peddling a new product that they will make them richer and make us worship them even more. They don’t smile because they are happy they smile because we are all stupid.

    • January 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Then don’t watch it. Simple really. Don’t come to a Star Wars site either. You may also want to see a shrink for your inferiority complex. It’s made you a miserable sod.

  • January 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Andy circus always looks like he’s had a couple of billies before his publicity shots. Endearing but unprofessional

  • January 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I’m sure Darth Plagueis The Wise is right!

  • January 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    What else is he gonna say: that TFA is an ignorant film and will suck ass so don’t go see it or else?

    Liam Neeson pumped TPM if we recall…

  • January 3, 2015 at 12:35 am

    My friend Darth Gollum, he is strong with the force.

  • January 3, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Can we have a moritorium on posts about how awesome the actors think it will be until there is actually something to talk about like the first actual trailer or something?

  • January 3, 2015 at 1:12 am

    The force is strong in him

  • January 3, 2015 at 1:50 am

    By the law of Tolcas it can only be great.

    • January 3, 2015 at 3:16 am

      The law of tolcus?

  • January 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I respect Mr Serkis a lot.
    But i’m working on a new movie and it’s gonna suck. Notice something?

  • January 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    in Kasdan we trust!

  • January 4, 2015 at 3:22 am

    If I had a dime every time some jackass in the movie business used the adjective “brilliant” to describe their shit I would be a goddamned millionaire.

  • January 6, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I’m getting more worried about this movie now.

    No one really knows much about it,no plotline revealed yet .

    Why should I waste my money on a martial arts movie/star wars in name only movie?

    Seriously I get it actors got to keep it quiet since they are asked to, but now I’m worried about this movie and if it is going to be more violent then I’m not going to see it all.

    I’ll wait for the DVD from the library and save my money.

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