The Force Awakens introduced a new villain, a character who promised to be the next challenge for the heroes of the Rebellion. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi changed the character’s course. Supreme Leader Snoke, played by Andy Serkis, was defeated by Rey Skywalker and Kylo Ren in the blink of an eye. What seemed to be ended up not being, but what is the opinion of the actor who gave it life?
“I was devastated when I read the script because everything was great,” says Serkis in an interview with Gizmodo. “I thought, ‘man, he’s a major villain, I am going to love to interpret … how? Are you kidding what?‘”. He reflected then on whether it was a good idea or a bad idea, but now he supposes it was. “I was a bit mortified, but I think it was all correct. I loved playing the character and I liked the scene between Kylo Ren and Rey. It was great”.
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Who is Snoke really?
This question was asked by many followers. At first, some theories concluded that it could be Darth Plagueis, the master of Emperor Palpatine. However, all those conjectures were discarded. The Sith who trained Darth Sidious was dead and stranded, unlike Palpatine himself, who returned for the closing of the trilogy. Snoke was but one of the emperor’s creations, a puppet, who was secretly concocting his plans to rule the galaxy again, in whatever way.
Snoke found his destiny in the throne room, a throne he will never claim for himself. Then, Rey Skywalker’s origins had yet to be clarified, but they were very attached to Palpatine’s plan to return from retirement. At the moment, the new story lines have not been explored in any other products beyond the novels and comics. It remains to be seen if Lucasfilm delves into that historical period later, perhaps in a Disney + series.