Andy Serkis and Joe Letteri bring War for the Planet of the Apes to RTX (Panel)

Andy Serkis and Joe Letteri bring War for the Planet of the Apes to RTX (Panel)

Photo by Jack Plunkett

One of RTX’s biggest hits came from a panel Friday evening which included the masterful Andy Serkis and The Director of WETA Digital, Joe Letteri. Gray Haddock was the moderator for the panel and was accompanied by Kerry Shawcross.

Andy has an impressive resume which includes but not limited to:

  • Star Wars
  • Jungle Book
  • Adventures of Tin Tin
  • Planet of the Apes films
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • The Lord of the Rings series

Joe Letteri’s credits include but not limited to:

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Avatar and it’s upcoming sequels
  • Star Wars
  • X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  • The Jungle Book
  • the upcoming Lion King film

Andy and Joe discussed their partnership along with their love for the visual arts and the trials of motion capture. The two have a long history together and panel itself is entertainment and educational, check out the full panel below:

The Rooster Teeth team, Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross, also had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand to visit the WETA workshop to get a first hand experience on how the Apes for the film were created.

Andy Serkis has received high Oscar praise for his role in the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes film. Be sure to check it out in theaters tomorrow!

Danny Benavides

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