STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Director Rian Johnson Explains Why He Chose Not To Reveal More About Snoke

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Director Rian Johnson Explains Why He Chose Not To Reveal More About Snoke

In a new interview, director Rian Johnson reveals why he chose not to delve any deeper into the origins of Supreme Leader Snoke. If you still haven't seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet, SPOILERS ahead...

J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced us to Supreme Leader Snoke, and while he was one of the more divisive elements of the film, fans were looking forward to discovering more about the mysterious new villain in The Last Jedi.

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However, Rian Johnson chose to take an unexpected route with the character, having him killed off before we had the chance to learn his backstory - essentially making him a plot device to fuel Kylo Ren's arc.

During a BAFTA Q&A session, Johnson explained why Snoke's origin was left deliberately vague:


“In this particular story, it’s much more like the original trilogy, where with Snoke if you think about the actual scenes, if suddenly I had paused one of the scenes to give a 30 second monologue about who he was, it would have kind of stopped the scene in its tracks, I realized. Even though it could have been interesting, something that fans were interested in, as storytellers, we have to kind of serve what the scenes need to be. It was a tough thing, even though I knew some fans were interested in it I also knew it wasn’t something that dramatically had a place in this movie. Hopefully it can be addressed elsewhere or even J.J. may address it in the next movie. But it’s not something that’s particularly interesting to Rey, so we kind of had to follow through.

There's a good chance we will eventually find out exactly who Snoke was and why he was so powerful with the dark side of the force, but it's more likely to be in a tie-in novel or comic than in the next film.

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