Published On: Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018

Andy Serkis teases Snoke’s return in ‘Star Wars 9’

While promoting Black Panther, Andy Serkis teased a possible shocking return of his villain from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“Look, it’s Star Wars, so you never know how life, or whether life can be come back to or not,” Serkis says to Slash Film.

“Whether you can be resuscitated or brought back. I was shocked. Dramatically, it felt absolutely right for that moment in the film, so I didn’t question it. I just think it’s a very, very important scene, so I didn’t question it. But I do, I know it’s left fans feeling like, that they were really searching for something there. And what I’m saying is, who knows?”

Serkis was asked about J.J. Abrams, who introduced Snoke in The Force Awakens and will be returning to complete the trilogy by co-writing and directing Star Wars: Episode 9, but Serkis said he hadn’t even spoken with Abrams yet.

While speaking to Screen Crush, Serkis mentioned he’s had conversations with Abrams and Last Jedi director Rian Johnson about Snoke’s backstory, while vaguely teasing some details may be unveiled: “We did, yeah. We’ve talked about it. We wanted to keep it a mystery and, you know by the way, it is Star Wars so who knows what might happen. Without giving anything away.”

During the build-up to The Last Jedi, we learned Snoke was an extremely “vulnerable” individual who was motivated to destroy the Resistance by “what’s happened to him personally.” Based on dialogue in the sequel movies, it’s also clear Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia were well aware of Snoke’s existence prior to Ben Solo’s turn, so there’s definite potential for a series of books that dive into that story.

Slash Film summarized their objection to the idea of a Star Wars 9 appearance: “Now the question becomes: should Snoke come back? Personally, I think it would undercut one of The Last Jedi‘s best scenes (be sure to read our extensive oral history of Snoke’s death and that throne room lightsaber fight) if Abrams brought him back, but I’m sure there are people out there who would argue that a case could be made for his return. I think it’s far more likely that if Snoke managed to survive that encounter, fans would see more of the Supreme Leader in novels, video games, or other additional materials outside the movies, because The Last Jedi makes it clear that Kylo Ren’s arc is reliant on him graduating to the role of the big bad in the next film.”

Details must emerge soon as Star Wars Episode IX is still slated for release on December 20, 2019.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON


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