‘Star Wars’ Comic Writer Reveals How He Teased Palpatine & Snoke Connection

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Star Wars comic book writer Tom Taylor has revealed how he teased Palpatine and Snoke’s connection months ago.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been in theatres for three weeks now and fans are still debating some of the choices J.J. Abrams and co. made. One of the decisions made in the latest Star Wars film that left many fans scratching their heads was the revelation that Snoke was a clone of sorts created by Palpatine. In the latest Star Wars film, we see cloning tubes with Snoke-like creatures inside of them in Palpatine’s lair. That quick shot was the only information the Star Wars film distilled to audiences. Lucky for those who wanted more information, that connection was teased earlier this year in Tom Taylor’s Age of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke.

Writer Tom Taylor took to Twitter to share how he teased the connection between Palpatine and Snoke when the Star Wars comic debuted in September 2019. The Star Wars comic directly implies that Emperor Palpatine is creating and controlling Snoke on way or another, and therefore is the one who has corrupted the young Kylo Ren. You can check the snippet from the Star Wars comic below.

In the comic, Snoke takes the young Kylo Ren to Dagobah, where Luke Skywalker trained in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Kylo Ren mocks his uncle while Snoke praises him, stating that if he had Luke by his side, he would already be ruling the galaxy. When seen from Snoke’s perspective, the being is merely opportunistic. However, if you go back to this snippet with the knowledge that Emperor Palpatine is controlling Snoke, it makes you realize that Palpatine is obviously talking about himself.

This is certainly an interesting tidbit that adds more weight to some of the decisions made in the latest Star Wars film. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been met with middling responses from critics and fans alike, with both sides disappointed with how the film retconned some of The Last Jedi‘s choices. This decision to have Palpatine control Snoke is unique and is one of the retcons of sorts that manages to make Snoke’s death all the more meaningful.

What are your thoughts on this tidbit dropped by the Star Wars writer? Were you disappointed to see Snoke merely be controlled by Palpatine? Let us know in the comments!

Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.

Source: Tom Taylor

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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