Andy Serkis' dream role is playing Spiderman.

The 51-year-old actor confessed he would love to play the fictional superhero but would be apprehensive about taking on the role because he thinks he might be too old, despite the fact the character wears a mask.

He told BANG Showbiz: ''I'm too old now but I've always been a massive 'Spiderman' fan. 'Spiderman' was my childhood, he was definitely my number one. But actually with the performance cap, it doesn't matter how old you are so it might be possible.''

The actor recently starred in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and continued to say he is keen to get involved in further Marvel projects now he has one under his belt.

He continued: ''I'm waiting to hear what's going to happen. I had such a great time, Joss [Whedon] was such an amazing director.''

Meanwhile, Andy will play Supreme Leader Snoke in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' when it hits cinemas later this year, and has found it ''incredibly difficult'' keeping the plotlines under wraps.

Speaking at the launch of the new cast of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' in London's West End, he said: ''It's been incredibly difficult.

''I literally just have to remember to shut down whenever anyone asks me a single question about 'Star Wars' because it's been going on for so long now that people have voracious appetites for it. But it's not long now. It's out at the end of the year.

''My brother is one of the world's biggest 'Star Wars' fans and I know that he desperately wants to know but at the same time he actually doesn't want to know the spoilers.''

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' continues at Gielgud Theatre in London. For further information on the show visit