Actor Andy Serkis
IN PHOTO: Actor Andy Serkis, winner of the CinemaCon Vanguard Award, arrives for the Big Screen Achievement Awards during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada March 27, 2014. Serkis is known for his "performance capture" roles. Reuters/Steve Marcus

Inspired by the trailer of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," one of the fans of the franchise created a lightsabre that has two additional beams at the hilt and is similar in design to the one used by the villain in the movie. Meanwhile, Andy Serkis clarified some of the rumours surrounding the movie.

The lightsaber that features in the first trailer of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" marks a departure from the traditional single-beam lightsabers from previous movies. Fans were very excited when they saw Darth Maul's twin-beam lightsaber in the first prequel movie.

The creator of the replica lightsaber posted the images on Facebook. The young fan even dressed up like the hooded villain seen in the trailer of the movie. The fan, Makoto Tsai, also has a lot of the fans holding different coloured lightsabers as a cover picture on Facebook.

The new lightsaber only appears towards the end of the trailer. Commenting on the trailer on the official YouTube channel of "Star Wars," some fans wondered how practical the new design would be in a duel. Fans also wondered whose voice it was in the trailer. It was later revealed that the voice was that of Andy Serkis.

Serkis spoke to Entertainment Weekly to clarify some of the rumours surrounding the movie, specifically his role in it. The actor confirmed that he will not be playing multiple characters in the movie.

Serkis confirmed the voice on the trailer was his, and it was not digitally manipulated. Trying not to reveal too much about his character, the actor said the weariness in the voice in the trailer is because the character has "been through some stuff." The director and Lucasfilm president reportedly told him that his voice would feature in the trailer, but the actor only realised how important it was only after seeing the trailer.

Talking about some of the fans trying to get a glimpse of the production set, Serkis said some of the fans were "flying drones over the walls" to see what was happening. He said the secrecy around the movie was not to withhold anything from the fans but to ensure the experience is not ruined for them by allowing spoilers beforehand.

Serkis hopes he will get an action figure following his role in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The movie is slated to be released on Dec. 18, 2015 in Australia and is one of the most highly anticipated by the fans of the franchise.

Source: YouTube/Star Wars

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