Every now and then, there are headlines about who Supreme Leader Snoke, the mysterious antagonist of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and presumably the untitled Episode IX, might be. Today, a representative of Lucasfilm just took to Twitter to point out that the novelization of The Force Awakens explicitly points out that he isn’t human, meaning that most fan guesses are null and void at this point.
Pablo Hidalgo, one of the creative leaders in the Lucasfilm Story Group (a committee in charge of overseeing consistency in continuity across Star Wars media and provide assistance to authors, game designers, and filmmakers), is careful about how he answers questions regarding future content. However, he did point out that the novelization of The Force Awakens has told fans of one truth about Supreme Leader Snoke – that he isn’t human.
I guess this question has come up. Snoke’s humanity, as described in the novelization of The Force Awakens. pic.twitter.com/0JVcMOhyTe
— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) May 29, 2017
This is something that Hidalgo has repeatedly noted to people taking wild guesses at Snoke’s identity – that he’s distinctly an alien in terms of design. Also worth mentioning is that Hidalgo has repeatedly stated that Snoke is just a guy named Snoke and that his name is not a mysterious pseudonym that the First Order’s mastermind is hiding behind – so he’s not Darth Plagueis the Wise, Ezra Bridger, Jar Jar Binks, or a clone of Emperor Sheev Palpatine or Darth Vader. While that hasn’t deterred fan theorists, it’s probably worth keeping in mind that most of their theories are going to be proven wrong by the time of The Last Jedi, as this picture humorously points out:
— Steele Wars Podcast (@SteeleWars) July 17, 2016
Snoke is said to remain mysterious in The Last Jedi, but perhaps the new movie will still give fans a clearer idea about what to expect with the character, or at least which way they should direct speculation.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.