Like Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Star Wars fans know nothing. J.J. Abrams, in conjunction with Disney and Lucasfilm, has done an amazing job of keeping The Force Awakens tightly under wraps. This secret keeping has extended to the specific plot of the film as well as some major characters.
One character that fans have been particularly interested in unearthing is Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke. We know that Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren is the primary antagonist in The Force Awakens. But Snoke, the leader of The First Order, may be the Big Bad pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Yet fans still haven’t gotten a glimpse of his character, though Serkis admits that’s because his appearance is constantly evolving.
Snoke has gone through a few different iterations throughout production, so any leaked concept art you might have seen could be completely different from the final product.
But who, exactly, is Snoke? What is his role in The Force Awakens? What are his motivations? Serkis obviously didn’t spill the beans on his character, but he did offer a few very interesting tidbits.
Was this damage Snoke suffered doled out during the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi? Could Snoke be a high-ranking member of the previous regime who jump started The First Order after the deaths of Darth Vader and the Emperor? We need answers!
Well, there you have it. Snoke is, essentially, still a mystery. Hopefully, we’ll get the answers when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on Dec. 18.
Source: Entertainment Weekly