VIDEO: Andy Serkis Is Voice In Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Teaser
There’s been a TON of speculation in the wake of last week’s first Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Now at least one of the major mysteries has been resolved. The voice heard in the preview belongs to Andy Serkis, not, as widely rumored, Benedict Cumberbatch.
“Good Morning America” confirmed the voiceover on Monday. In another bit of sound-related news, the show revealed that the audio heard toward the end of the 88-second teaser is the sound of Luke Skywalker’s light saber from the original 1977 film. Check out the exclusive “GMA” report in the video below!
Plot details for The Force Awakens have been kept under wraps, although the movie is believed to be set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are returning for The Force Awakens, along with newcomers Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
It marks the first installment in an extensive new series of Star Wars projects following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm. The last theatrical release was 2005′s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The new film, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, opens on December 18, 2015. Check out the “Good Morning America” clip and the teaser itself (again) below!