Andy Serkis has been hitting the press circuit lately to promote his highly-anticipated sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with the actor revealing yesterday that he has a motion capture role in Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII, while also serving as a consultant through his company The Imaginarium. During a new interview with Variety, the actor revealed he is also pulling double duty as an actor and consultant on Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
"The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant, and I'm playing a role (in both films). On The Avengers, I've been working closely with Mark Ruffalo."
When asked if his face will be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the actor would not comment.
"I'm not at liberty to mention. But it's all the same to me. I've never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it be live action or performance capture. Acting is acting. It's just basically what you wear to the set that's different."
Performance capture was used on the previous "Hulk," but not to the same extent Mark is using it now. There are tools and ways of working with an actor that makes them feel that they own the character. And a character the size of the Hulk needs ownership, which Mark has now."