Andy Serkis made his surprising return to the Star Wars franchise in the ongoing Andor series, five years following his appearance in The Last Jedi as Supreme Leader Snoke. Naturally, Serkis' Kino Loy role was shrouded in intrigue with fans being led to believe that the character actually shares ties to the sequel trilogy baddie.
Now, Serkis is putting an end to all speculation. In an interview with Jake's Takes, the Star Wars veteran addressed the fan theories regarding his Andor character's possible connection to the sequel trilogy's Supreme Leader and pretty much said that's not the case.
He said: "I was very concerned for the fans and the rumor mills. The Snoke theories would start flooding in and people would be sort of starting to piece together, well, is Kino related to, you know, Snoke? And I have to tell you, he's not."
Serkis added: "I would love to know, first of all, I would love him to think about further Snoke, actually. I think I would say to him, 'Look, I don't think we've seen enough Snoke, I think people would love to see more Snoke,' and really fill his lore behind Snoke because I think there's so much fertile ground that is yet to be covered, so I think that's why I'd try to get out of him."
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Serkis admitted that he already expected the theory to be conceived which is why he had doubts about accepting the role. "It's a difficult one because I'm sure [a Snoke origin is] exactly what people will think"
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I for one am definitely down with the idea of Star Wars exploring more of Snoke's story because frankly speaking, Lucasfilm wasted his potential in the sequels and what could have been a brilliant villain was reduced to an afterthought to make way for unnecessary fan service. With Disney+ continuously expanding the franchise through shows, the idea doesn't seem too farfetched.
Andor is streaming exclusively on Disney+.