Star Wars – Snoke Kept Mysterious on Purpose Says Andy Serkis

What the Snoke actor had to saw about his origins.


Andy Serkis revealed a non-shocking detail on his character and a primary villain of the Star Wars sequels, Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order.

The following contains spoilers for The Last Jedi.

Snoke Spolers

Serkis spoke to IGN about how Snoke’s story played in the Star Wars sequels in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

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Unfortunately for Snoke, he met an abrupt end at the hands of his apprentice, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). While in a threatening stance to Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Snoke encouraging him to cut her down in his throne room, the former Ben Solo concentrated with his off-hand to move Rey’s lightsaber at Snoke’s side to trigger when it was turned against his master. Snoke was cut in two in one of the biggest shocking moments of the franchise.

One of the biggest complaints of The Last Jedi was how there was little to no information on the character before his untimely passing. To be fair, the original Star Wars trilogy also kept Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid) a mystery too until creator George Lucas worked on the prequels showing his rise to power from when he started as a senator during the events of The Phantom Menace.

Serkis heard the complains and he told IGN that director J.J. Abrams informed him that the scant details of Snoke’s story was kept as is for exposition in future films even though no one has contacted him yet about those details, yet.

Rogue One and Solo predates A New Hope as standalone films, we may see the rise of Snoke in one form or another. Given Disney’s experience with expanded storytelling and how it’s famously worked from them with Marvel and Star Wars, we could see at least one film that deals with Snoke’s uprising and relationship with Kylo Ren if it’s not revealed by Episode IX.

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