Andy Serkis has a role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, probably, and it’s probably a motion capture role, probably. Possibly.
Variety‘s reporting of this is muddy at best. Let me cut and paste exactly what they’ve run and we can talk about what it means afterwards. It’s their question and Serkis’ answer.
You’re involved with both “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Star Wars Episode VII.”
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.
It’s the brackets that throw me off here. Where do they come from? Is this Variety just imposing a reading? Did they clarify afterwards? Did Serkis somehow “say” the brackets?
It would have been good for Variety to tidy this up.
As to whether or not it will be a live action role, here’s another excerpt.
Will we actually see your face?
I’m not at liberty to mention.
There you go. Probably means no.
Perhaps we’ll get more info in San Diego. I feel like I say that about most things these days.