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Andy Serkis's Star Wars role revealed...

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Despite being the main voice in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, until now we had no idea who Andy Serkis was actually playing in the latest visit to a galaxy far, far away. Wonder no longer - Lucasfilm and Disney have unveiled via that he is "Supreme Leader Snoke" and a photo released shows the actor in full motion capture get-up.


Current theories suggest he's the successor to the Emperor; leading the 'First Order' in their fight back against the Jedi. And the photo above does suggest a very Palpatine-like pose. There are theories that Snook is just a pseudonym and his real name has yet to be announced...

The Force Awakens hits UK cinemas on 16th December.

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Last updated: 06/08/2018 16:43:33

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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