Andy Serkis Would Come Back For New Lord Of The Rings Movies Under One Condition


New Lord of the Rings movies are in the works, and actor Andy Serkis–who starred in the original series as Gollum–has said he is interested in coming back… under one particular condition.

Appearing on the Post-Credit Podcast, Serkis said he would “jump at the chance” to return to The Lord of the Rings if the opportunity came up. Serkis went on to say that if the key minds behind the original trilogy–Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens–came back, he might, too.

Those three are “sort of a second family” for Serkis, he said (via DigitalSpy).

“And–let me tell you–they are the best and most incredible people to work with. I think that there are so many other potential Middle-earth projects which could come about, and if they’re doing them, I would, of course, jump at the chance to have that relationship rekindled… Middle-earth has never left me,” Serkis said.

Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens have been briefed on the new Lord of the Rings projects, but whether or not they will actually be involved in any new productions remains to be seen. In any event, this is a key piece of news because the trio were not involved in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. A report said efforts are being made to “woo back” Jackson for the new films.

Serkis played the motion-capture character Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He recently recalled how he was mocked for playing Gollum but in the end, Serkis would prove to be a pioneer for motion-capture roles and make a career out of it. Beyond motion-capture roles, Serkis is an accomplished traditional actor. He recently starred in The Batman as Alfred and on the Star Wars TV series Andor as Kino.

WB Discovery recently announced plans to make additional The Lord of the Rings movies, but it’s very early days, and no scripts are written yet. On the more immediate horizon is the new animated movie, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim, which releases in 2024.

For more, check out GameSpot’s breakdown of everything we know about the new Lord of the Rings movies.

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