Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Likens Snoke’s Story To Emperor Palpatine’s

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Supreme Leader Snoke might be one of the most mysterious characters in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, however little by little new details about the First Order leader have found their way online, shedding light on the wrinkled Star Wars villain.

Not only does Snoke seem to be a tall, humanoid creature that towers in holograms, but people learn that the First Order's Supreme Leader is also a stylish overlord, going around in a massive 60-kilometer-long Mega Star Destroyer.


However, while Star Wars fans have been learning a lot more about the sequel trilogy's baddie, director Rian Johnson says audiences might not get to learn much about Snoke's origin story in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Speaking in an interview with Empire, The Last Jedi director explains how he decided to base the telling of Snoke's story on the way George Lucas wrote Palpatine's origin in the Star Wars original trilogy.

"We got the whole story of Palpatine's rise to power in the prequels, but in the original films he's exactly what he needs to be, which is just ‘The Emperor.'He's a dark force: the scary thing behind the thing. That was entirely how I approached Snoke. I wasn't interested in explaining where he came from or telling his history, except where it serves this story."

Though some have been waiting for The Last Jedi to reveal more on Snoke, it's understandable that Johnson would want to keep the Supreme Leader cloaked in mystery. Lucasfilm probably wants to unveil Snoke's origin in some other Star Wars movie, most likely Episode 9. Let's wait and see how Snoke's story will roll out in The Last Jedi.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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