Lord of the Rings’ Andy Serkis isn’t ruling out a return to the franchise

Lord of the Rings’ Andy Serkis isn’t ruling out a return to the franchise

Andy Serkis would apparently jump at the chance to return as The Lord of the Rings‘ Gollum, or another Middle-earth character, according to his recent comments.

Serkis talked about Warner Bros.’ new the Lord of the Rings movie announcement on BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast. There he asked if, in case director Peter Jackson returns to film one of the new projects, he will return to the franchise. “Look, [producers] Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens are kind of a second family that I’m a part of and have continued to make so many films with, and – let me tell you – they are the best and most amazing people to work with,” Serkis said. He then added, “I think there are so many other potential Middle-earth projects that could come to fruition, and if they do, I would, of course, jump at the chance to rekindle this. relationship. “, before saying: “Middle-earth has never left me.”

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The breakthrough role of Andy Serkis in Gollum

After briefly appearing, obscured by shadows, in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingSerkis played an important role in Jackson’s The two towers And The king’s return adaptations like the corrupt hobbit Gollum. Using motion capture technology to bring Gollum to life, his performance marked a turning point in cinematic history, opening the doors to other computer-generated characters like Pirates of the Caribbeanis Davy Jones and Avatarof the Na’vi species. After this successful performance, Serkis would go on to play similar motion capture characters in the 2000s and 2010s, including King KongKong’s, Planet of the Apes“Caesar and star wars antagonist Supreme Leader Snoke. He also briefly returned as Gollum in 2012. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyrevealing how Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) met and stole the One Ring from Gollum.

Beyond his signature ability as a motion-capture actor, Serkis has moved on to work behind the camera, including as director of the 2021 Marvel sequel. Venom: let there be carnage and the 2018 film adapting Rudyard Kipling Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. He also played notable non-mocap acting roles such as butler/father figure Alfred Pennyworth in the 2022 film. The Batman and played prison block leader Kino Loy on Disney+ star wars series Andor. He also recently starred in Netflix’s Luther: The Fallen Sunthe feature-length sequel to Idris Elba’s acclaimed procedural drama.

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Warner Lands More Lord of the Rings Movies

In connection with Serkis’ potential return to Gollum, Warner Bros. announced the production of the future the Lord of the Rings films last month as part of a multi-year deal with New Line Cinema and games company Embracer Group AB, which owns the intellectual property rights to the franchise. This news will not affect Amazon Studios The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power show, which, despite the polarization of critics and audiences, is currently filming season 2. According to co-showrunner Patrick McKay, much of the show’s five-season narrative has been thought through. “There’s a long-term plan with tentpole moments along the way and a very specific and clear endpoint,” he explained. “And that doesn’t just go for the kinds of big story plots, but for the character arcs as well.”

No release date has yet been announced for the new the Lord of the Rings movies. power rings Season 1 is currently streaming on Prime Video.

Source: Bro Bible Post-Credit Podcast

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