Andy Serkis' Star Wars character out of the void 6 years ago

Andy Serkis' Star Wars character out of the void

The ONLY reason we're counting down the days until December is for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Another detail of the J.J. Abrams-directed movie has emerged to whet our appetite - the identity of Andy Serkis' character.

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The star, who played Gollum in Lord of the Rings, will play the role of Supreme Leader Snoke in the new Star Wars offering. 

Although specific details of the film's plotline remain a closely-guarded secret, it's already been speculated that Serkis' character could be the villain in the sci-fi blockbuster. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21:  Andy Serkis attends the European premiere of "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" at Westfield London on April 21, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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The British actor will join cast members from the original series including Harrison Ford as Hans Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. 

Princess Leia, our teenage dreams...

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H/T Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars, YouTube