We’re only a few days away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi being released on digital so we can watch film on repeat and try to dissect every frame in hopes for more answers. One of the main mysteries left unanswered is just who Supreme Leader Snoke really is. And because of what happened to him in the movie it seems that we may never learn what he was truly all about. But thanks to the man behind the performance capture of Snoke we now know that there is a back-story for Snoke and it’s likely sitting on a shelf somewhere at Lucasfilm.
Andy Serkis told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that Snoke’s history was discussed with both J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, but you aren’t going to hear much about it because he’s been asked not to reveal it.
“We wanted him to have a great deal of mystery, but we did … J.J. [Abrams] and I discussed it, and Rian [Johnson] and I did discuss backstories to him, where he came from. I’ve been asked to not shed anything, should we want to bring him back in any way whether [in a] prequel or whatever. I think there’s something cool about that. It still does remain a mystery for people. I know that some people find it incredibly frustrating, but I think it allows for further exploration and layering at a further point.”
Many fans theorize that Snoke is not actually dead, even though he was relieved of his bottom half halfway through the film. So will we ever see Snoke return in the future? Well, Serkis said that he’s not in discussions with anyone about it, but he “would love to think that there is room for him to come back” and that “anything’s possible in a Star Wars movie.”
Serkis also revealed some tid bits about Snoke’s physical injuries, he teased they came from previous battles.
“He is withered and slightly twisted in his spine, so that gave him that lurch. Those injuries are things that he has carried for a long time, and it’s almost like a form of arthritis. It is to do with previous battles. It’s a sort of decay as well. He’s quite an old character, and those battle scars are affecting his recovery and his body’s started to break down as well.”
Do you think we will see Snoke in the future or has his time come and gone?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on DVD/Blu-ray on March 27, 2018.