Star Wars: Snoke Actor Andy Serkis Rumored to Return In Upcoming Disney+ Show

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With every Star Wars fan eagerly awaiting The Book of Boba Fett's release in late December, and the recent news surrounding Hayden Christensen, the Andor Disney+ series has been moved to the back burner.

The Rogue One spinoff is set to premiere sometime in 2022, however much is still unknown about the show as a whole. Diego Luna, who portrayed the character of Cassian Andor in Rogue One, is set to reprise his role as the lead. The actor recently revealed that the series wrapped filming in the latter half of September, suggesting that the timetable for its release is on schedule.

A rumor has also been swirling for months that Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi will also be seen at some point during the show's 12-episode run. Ben Mendelsohn, who played Director Krennic in Rogue One, has also been confirmed to be making a return to the franchise.

Andy Serkis has already made his mark in the galaxy far, far away in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi as Supreme Leader Snoke. Even though his character was revealed to have just been a clone of Emperor Palpatine all along, a recent rumor suggests that he will also be joining the star-studded cast of Andor.

Andy Serkis Rumored to be Joining Andor

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The Star Wars news outlet Making Star Wars claims that, according to a reliable source, Andy Serkis has been cast in the upcoming Disney+ series, Andor​​​​​​.

The outlet also added that it is unknown whether Serkis will be reprising his role as Snoke or if he will be portraying a new character.

Snoke or a New Character?

Bringing back Andy Serkis for another Star Wars project is not all that shocking. He is an extremely talented actor who has proven he can bring life to a wide variety of characters.

If they plan on letting him reprise his role as Snoke in the upcoming series, it wouldn't be a stretch to theorize that it would be the actual host that Palpatine had cloned to make his return in the sequel trilogy.

However, due to the series taking place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, it is more likely to think that Serkis will be playing a new character altogether. If this rumor happens to be confirmed as true, fans may question how they could use the same actor to play two different characters in the saga.

Considering that Serkis was completely covered by CGI, and no one ever got to see him with anything except a scarred face, it would be quite easy for them to pull off.

As time goes on, and Andor's release date gets closer, fans will soon learn whether this rumor is true or not. If it is true, then Star Wars has added another respectable actor to their list of upcoming projects.

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Nathan is a writer at The Direct where he covers Star Wars, the MCU, and DC news. He joined The Direct in April 2021 and currently writes news and feature articles about all three brands mentioned above, but his main specialty is his knowledge about anything and everything Star Wars.