06 Mar 2018 5:23 PM +00:00 UTC

Andy Serkis Says Mystery Behind Snoke’s Backstory Makes Room For Future Exploration

Despite its commercial and critical success, Star Wars: The Last Jedi became the franchise's most divisive installments. While there seemed to be quite a number of fans who appreciated how the film took the franchise to new directions, others were outraged by how The Last Jedi subverted fan expectations and disregarded Star Wars lore.

One of the points of contention in the film was the fate of Snoke (Andy Serkis). The Supreme Leader might have been a Force to Reckon with in The Last Jedi, but the film had Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) kill him off before fans could even get to know him.

Though some feel like Snoke was put to waste, Serkis just recently revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that there had actually been a lot of discussion surrounding Snoke and his backstory between himself, J.J. Abrams and later on Rian Johnson.


"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."

There wasn't much information about Darth Sidious when George Lucas released the original trilogy either, and fans had to wait for Star Wars' prequel trilogy to learn more about Palpatine. Lucasfilm could do the same for Snoke.

"Yeah, I would love to think that there is room for him to come back. I think anything's possible in a Star Wars movie. I'd be all up for it. I think there's a lot more to be had from the character for sure, but I'm not in discussions with anybody at all about it."

Who knows, the Supreme Leader might even get his own standalone movie. We'll just have to wait and see.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's digital release hits March 13 while its Blu-Ray and DVD release comes out on March 27.

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