Although it was revealed that Emperor Palpatine was still alive in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkerwhen the Sequel Trilogy started in 2015 with the force awakens, it was Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke who pulled the strings of the First Order. While it initially looked like Snoke would be the big villain of this era of THE star wars moviesthe imposing antagonist was rather killed by his apprentice, Kylo Ren, in The Last Jedi. A little over five years after that movie was released, Serkis has opened up about how “emptied” he was of Snoke’s fate and whether he’s ready to reprise the character one day.
Speaking of his latest film, Luther: The Fallen Sunwith QGAndy Serkis spoke about his time as Supreme Leader Snoke, recalling how JJ Abrams’ manager change on the force awakens to Rian Johnson on The Last Jedi resulted in Snoke being cut in half unceremoniously. As Serkis explained:
With Snoke only appearing in a few scenes as a hologram in the force awakensthere was a lot of mystery surrounding the character, so many fans correctly thought his origins would be explored in The Last Jedi And The Rise of Skywalker. Snoke certainly had more time to shine in the old movie, but when he ordered Kylo Ren to kill the captive Rey, Han Solo and Leia Organa’s son instead used Rey’s lightsaber to assassinate his master. and install himself as the new Supreme of the First Order. Chief. By The Rise of SkywalkerSnoke was revealed to be a clone created by Palpatine to lure Kylo to the dark side.
Several months later The Last Jedi came out, Andy Serkis said that while he knew Snoke’s death was an important scene, he was nevertheless “shocked” by what happened. Then in 2021, Serkis said he felt “devastated” reading what happened to Snoke In The Last Jedi‘s script, which he reaffirmed in this more recent interview. Still, if the opportunity arose for Serkis to play Snoke at an earlier stage in his life, the actor would be up for it. In his words:
Luckily for Andy Serkis, he left his mark on the star wars franchise in more ways than one. At the end of last year, he appeared in three episodes of Andor as Kino Loy, a prisoner of the Imperial facility where Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor was incarcerated. Serkis was initially concerned about taking another star wars role since he didn’t want to “aggravate the confusion over Snoke’s theories” by adding another character to the mix, but it worked out in the end, with Serkis’ performance being one of the main elements praised in AndorWho Disney+ subscribers can easily watch.
Still, should it ever be announced that Andy Serkis will be reprising Snoke at an earlier stage in his life, whether in a live-action project or something animated, we’ll let you know. Until there, star wars fans can expect The Mandalorian Season 3 premieres tomorrow March 1 on Disney+.