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Andy Serkis confirms his Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Supreme Leader Snoke, is the evil Jar Jar Binks. We think he’s kidding.

December 15th, 2015 by Matt Gault 1 Comment

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Not much is known about Supreme Leader Snoke, the motion-capture character Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) portrays in The Force Awakens, and a popular Star Wars fan theory believes the reason for Snoke’s absence from the film’s marketing campaign is because he’s actually Jar Jar Binks.

Although we did get a look at some leaked concept art recently (here).

Now, as ridiculous as this sounds, Serkis was asked straight up by Conan O’Brien and his response was typically brilliant: “It’s true,” Serkis admitted. “I don’t want to spoil it for anybody…” He then busts out his best Jar Jar impression while reciting his line from the first teaser: “There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?”

It’s good to see actors having a sense of humour when asked about such ridiculous fan theories. Well, we hope it’s ridiculous anyway. If Jar Jar turns up in The Force Awakens, we won’t be best pleased. Probably.

Check it out in the video below via Squareeyed.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.