We are mere days away from The Last Jedi trailer, but the Star Wars fandom already has a look at Supreme Leader Snoke in the new film, according to Comicbook.com.
Editor in Chief Jason Ward, of the blog “Making Star Wars“, shared what he learned about Snoke from a sneak preview at Last Jedi footage. Ward breaks down the details of both Snoke himself and his surroundings. Some details bring weight to our early Snoke theories following The Force Awakens, while some reveal new details we never had before.
It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that everything Ward shared is a spoiler for The Last Jedi. Stop here if you’re trying to stay clean before the movie drops. If you’re good to go, here’s what we’ve got on Snoke.
4. Snoke’s Got Expensive Taste
In The Force Awakens, the Supreme Leader is a shadowy, monochromatic hologram. Both he and Kylo stick to black and black alone for their wardrobes. In The Last Jedi, however, Snoke gets to express himself through his clothing, wearing a gold brocade robe and gold shoes to match. He uses red sparingly, to accent his metallic palate. Ward concludes: “…what he wears is probably insightful to his values and concerns as an evil being.”
Ward also points out that Snoke wears a large black ring on one of his shriveled up fingers. The ring is just as opulent as the rest of the Leader’s fashion choices, and Ward theorizes it may contain a Kyber crystal. Whether the crystal is his or was won/stolen/take off the dead body of someone else is left to our imaginations.
3. The Throne Room
Based on the details of Snoke and his surroundings, Ward points out that it’s quite obvious Snoke cares more about appearances and wealth than your average Sith. (Please do not compare him to Darth Vader the Drama Queen. That is not an average Sith.)
Snoke’s throne room is all done up in white and gold marble, which reflects the colors he chooses to wear. Doth the maiden protest too much, dressing himself in white rather than the classic Bad Guy Black? What angle are you playing, Snoke?
In order to keep all this fancy-ness safe, the Supreme Leader has a Guard. Unlike the Leader himself, however, the Guard is disappointingly bland in costume design. “The helmets are just solid red face shields to put it bluntly. I have no idea how most of them see anything. They’re faceless red guards in red armor with red capes and martial arts weapons. The new helmets do not take any design cues from the classic Royal Guards in look or shape.”
Ward explains further that while the guard LOOKS boring, they carry a variety of weapons, and will take part in their own action sequence in The Last Jedi.
2. The Knights Of Ren?
If the redshirts are Snoke’s personal Guard, then, Ward concludes, perhaps the Knights of Ren are nothing more than the same for Kylo Ren. “It is weird that there are other melee based guys in knight type outfits and they’re not the Knights of Ren.”
1. Meet the New Boss
The more we see of Snoke, the harder it is to draw lines from him to any other character in the Star Wars universe. The varied costuming, unique defenses and throne room (possibly located ON his gigantic Mega Destroyer), and emphasis on wealth makes it hard to pinpoint him as a resurrected character. We will definitely see him as a corporeal being in The Last Jedi, but his true identity remains a mystery. Anyone willing to step forward with a new theory of their own? Let us know in the comments below.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, comes to theatres on December 15, 2017. Returning actors include Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa).