Andy Serkis cast in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Motion capture star working closely with Mark Ruffalo

 
Having already signed on to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII, Andy Serkis will add another mega-franchise to his CV by taking on a role in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
 
"The Imaginarium (Serkis' production company) is the performance-capture consultant, and I’m playing a role," confirms Serkis. "On The Avengers, I’ve been working closely with Mark Ruffalo."
 
"Performance capture was used on the previous Hulk, but not to the same extent Mark is using it now," explains Serkis. 
 
"There are tools and ways of working with an actor that makes them feel that they own the character. And a character the size of the Hulk needs ownership, which Mark has now."
 
And as to his own character, will this be another performance-capture role, or will Serkis actually get his face on screen?
 
"I’m not at liberty to mention," says Serkis. "But it’s all the same to me. I’ve never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it be live action or performance-capture. Acting is acting. It’s just basically what you wear to the set that’s different."
 
Avengers: Age Of Ultron will open in the UK on 24 April 2015.

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    • trist808

      Jul 1st 2014, 10:42

      My guess would be Serkis is playing someone or something in a fight with the Hulk ... I would if he's motion-capturing a cheeky Abomination cameo? Ultron takes over, releases Abomination from wherever the government has him stashed since the end of Incredible Hulk (and mentioned in Marvel One-Shot The Consultant) and a classic head-to-head ensues :-)

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    • trist808

      Jul 1st 2014, 10:43

      My guess would be Serkis is playing someone or something in a fight with the Hulk ... I wonder if he's motion-capturing a cheeky Abomination cameo? Ultron takes over, releases Abomination from wherever the government has him stashed since the end of Incredible Hulk (and mentioned in Marvel One-Shot The Consultant) and a classic head-to-head ensues :-)

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    • endofdays2

      Jul 1st 2014, 13:31

      A quality film just went up another 20% with Serkis' casting. Maybe he IS Ultron with Spader voicing? Can't remember whether it's been confirmed that Spader will mo-cap?

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    • endofdays2

      Jul 1st 2014, 13:31

      But would be quality of it was Red Hulk or something...

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    • SiMan

      Jul 1st 2014, 14:09

      Red Hulk is a terrible character, so i hope they don't introduce him into the Marvel cinematic universe. Is Serkis definately doing mo-cap, or is he just help Ruffalo with the process. Maybe he's been given a small role as payment for his assistance in the mo-cap stuff

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 1st 2014, 17:25

      Maybe Serkis will be mo capping for the Hulk Buster? I love the fact Serkis is now a part of all of the major franchises, he deserves it. Now, all we need is for Andy to appear in Bond.

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    • trist808

      Jul 1st 2014, 17:34

      Shave his head and he could be a good Blofeld :)

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    • trist808

      Jul 1st 2014, 17:34

      Motion-captured of course :-)

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 1st 2014, 18:11

      Yes yes yes! a mo capped Blofeld would be perfect.

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