While it was released a year and a half ago, the Star Wars fandom hasn't stopped dissecting and discussion J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And aside from the new characters and settings, much of the conversation has revolved around the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke, played by Andy Serkis. Seen briefly through a hologram, fans have crafted a ton of theories about the villain, with some even hoping he may be a resurrected Darth Vader. And now one Star Wars expert has clarified a major aspect of Snoke's charater.
Pablo Hidalgo is a Star Wars writer who has worked on both novels and comics within the franchise. He recently revealed (via Twitter) how Snoke was described in The Force Awakens' script, and it definitely clears some things up. Check it out.
Well, it looks like we've finally got some answers. While Snoke is clearly a humanoid creature, he is not a human. Sorry, all those Vader fans.
The revelation that Snoke is not human is a rather big one, and can eliminate quite a few fan theories from the message boards. And while we've been told that Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi won't necessarily solve the mystery of Snoke, at least we have this tidbit of information to hold us over. Since we can now confirm that the Supreme Leader isn't human, it looks like he likely won't have a familial relationship with any of the other characters. With the parentage of Rey and Finn still very much a mystery, some assumed we'd have a Darth Vader/Luke moment sometime during the new trilogy. Alas, it ain't happening.
Pablo Hidalgo's statement comes to us just a few days after a possible Last Jedi merchandise leak seemed to hint that Snoke might actually be a human. Images have recently suffered that seem to be a Star Destroyer Lego set for The Last Jedi, in which Snoke is a mini figure. He's rocking a new gold look, doesn't appear to be a hologram, and looks pretty human. But Lego figures aren't all that detailed or different based on characters' species, so this doesn't contradict Hidalgo's reveal.
We'll just have to wait for Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi to hit theaters in December, and hopefully bring a few more tidbits about Supreme Leader Snoke's origin. I'm eager to see how they utilize the mysterious villain to move the film's overall plot forward, as well as how they leave more information to be discovered in Episode IX.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in theaters on December 16th, 2017. In the meantime, check out our full 2017 release list and plan your next trip to the movies.