23 Nov 2017 1:47 PM +00:00 UTC

Rian Johnson Talks About Snoke’s Arc In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is drawing closer to its release this December and Lucasfilm's been more open to sharing its secrets with fans of the epic science fiction franchise.

However, while everyone's expecting a few more answers related to the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke, director Rian Johnson says that we'll only be able to learn as much about the villain as we need to.

"Similar to with Rey's parentage, Snoke is here to serve a function in the story," the filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly. "And, you know, a story is not a Wikipedia page."

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Johnson tried to elaborate by comparing Snoke's arc with Emperor Palpatine's in the original trilogy.

"For example, in the original trilogy, we didn't know anything about the Emperor except exactly what we needed to know, which is what Luke knew about him, that he's the evil guy behind Vader," Johnson explained further. "But then in the prequels, you knew everything about Palpatine because that his rise to power was the story. We'll learn exactly as much about Snoke as we need to. But the really exciting for me is we will see more of him, and Andy Serkis will get to do much more in this film than he did in the last one, and that guy is just a force of nature."

Though The Last Jedi won't give us a lot of info on Snoke right away (making sure that there'd be enough Snoke secrets for Episode IX), it's good to know that we're going to see more of the First Order Supreme Leader in the upcoming Star Wars sequel trilogy installment.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi makes its big premiere on December 15, 2017.

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