Vanity Fair writer David Kamp has revealed that Supreme Leader Snoke will remain a mystery when the saga continues this Holiday season with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Before the released of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, fans speculated that the leader of The First Order could be Darth Plageius, the dark lord of the Sith and master to Darth Sidious who learned to save others from death with the power of the dark side. But rather than pull back the curtain on the Supreme Leader, Episode VII chose to keep him shrouded in mystery and it seems Episode VIII is going to do the same.
Kamp has provided extensive coverage on the upcoming eighth installment of the Skywalker saga in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, however, one revelation he kept out of the issue was that origin of Snoke himself may not be explored in the upcoming film. When asked about Snoke’s identity during an AMA on Reddit yesterday, he revealed that writer/director Rian Johnson was forthcoming revealing the film will not delve too deep into Snoke:
“I asked Rian Johnson about Snoke—Who/what is he?—and Rian was fairly up front in saying that Snoke is not a character he particularly gets into in TLJ. Hmmm.”
It seems the speculation surrounding the Supreme Leader’s identity and how he fits into the known history of the franchise could continue until the sequel trilogy concludes in 2019 with Star Wars: Episode IX.
So what do you think? Is it a good idea not to explore Snoke’s roots in the new film? Or can we just have a new character who isn’t connected to the classic or prequel trilogy? Let us know in the comments below.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Andy Serkis.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017, and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.
Source: David Kamp