It looks like starring in two of the biggest film franchises of all time is not enough for British star Andy Serkis; it appears he is now adding the Marvel verse to his resume.
The actor, who is best known for his role as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, has suggested that he may well be making an on-screen appearance in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Serkis is already acting as a consultant in regard to the motion capture technology which will aid Mark Ruffalo as he becomes The Hulk. Speaking in a interview with Variety, Serkis said “The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant, and I’m playing a role. On Avengers I am working closely with Mark Ruffalo.”
The Imaginarium is the company that Serkis help to found following his ground breaking work with Peter Jackson in creating the role of the fallen hobbit Gollum.
When asked whether we can expect to see him make an appearance in the eagerly anticipated movie which will be released next year, he coyly replied; “I’m not at liberty to mention. 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.” That seems like a yes to me, and that would make me even more excited for this movie, as I have been a huge fan of Serkis for many years and relish any opportunity to see the actor on screen.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will released in the UK on April 24 next year, and US audiences can catch it from May 1, 2015.