It sounds like Andy Serkis won’t reprise his role as Gollum for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Serkis revealed he’s not interested in playing the character again for the show, which is said to be set before the original trilogy.
“Oh boy, listen, I mean … I don’t think so,” Serkis said, when asked if he’ll return as Gollum. “And if I was anyone making those, they’re obviously going to want to start fresh and create something brand new. And that’s how it should be.”
Serkis elaborated further, saying the creative team behind the series should want to go in a new direction with a new story and characters.