Turns out that one line heard at the beginning of the Star Wars teaser trailer comes not from Max Von Sydow or from Benedict Cumberbatch, but Andy Serkis.
Cumberbatch dispelled the rumors on Sunday night while on the way into the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 in London, saying: “I am not the voice of the Star Wars trailer, nor am I the hooded character with the rather cool new lightsaber.” He also added that he’s not in the movie at all.
Good Morning America ultimately confirmed the news about Serkis, saying:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 1, 2014
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also known as Episode VII, releases on Dec. 18, 2015.
Photo credits: Disney, Lucasfilm, Andy Serkis