The unexpected demise of Supreme Leader Snoke continues to be a touchy subject for fans who were expecting the villain to play a larger role beyond Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not surprisingly, Andy Serkis has admitted that he isn't happy that director Rian Johnson decided to kill his character off in the most undignified way.
Serkis was recently a guest on PeopleTV's Couch Surfing where he was shown the scene where Snoke was unceremoniously chopped in half by the Skywalker lightsaber (via Entertainment Weekly). The Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle director visibly cringed at the sight and somehow shaded The Last Jedi in his commentary about the sequence.
"So cruel," Serkis said. “He’s disposed of so early on in his career.”
Most fans certainly agree with Serkis' comment. After all, Snoke was expected to be the major villain in The Last Jedi as well as Star Wars: Episode IX as the mastermind trying to dispose of the Resistance and Luke Skywalker. Nevertheless, Serkis teased that we probably haven't seen the last of Snoke just yet.
“It’s a Star Wars movie, anything can happen,” he said. “I’m saying this with the hope that someone’s listening out there.”
Are you listening, J.J. Abrams? Could Snoke pop up in Episode IX? Perhaps Kathleen Kennedy might consider a spin-off film focused on the villain. Snoke: A Star Wars Story seems like a strange yet interesting idea. For now, we would have to accept that Snoke isn't coming back anytime soon unless Abrams wants to surprise us.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.