Snoke May Be The Most Powerful Star Wars Villain Ever


Let it be known that Supreme Leader Snoke is “way darker” and much more powerful than both the great Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader.

In anticipation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters – December 15th, for those counting down the days – Empire Magazine caught up with Andy Serkis to discuss all things Star Wars and, more specifically, his on-screen antagonist.

First introduced via a floor-to-ceiling hologram in The Force Awakens, Rian Johnson’s imminent sequel will herald the moment when Snoke finally steps out of the shadows to orchestrate the First Order. Though given his twisted, scarred anatomy, some will wish he hadn’t. But circling back to what we said up above, it’s been revealed this week that Snoke might just be the franchise’s most powerful villain yet.

When Empire asked Serkis whether he had more power than the aforementioned Vader and Palpatine, the actor said: “Oh, without question. He has limitless resources, let’s put it that way.”

Further in the interview, Serkis talked about the dichotomy of Snoke’s frail appearance compared to the power he wields.

“There’s a frailty and a damage to Snoke. His face is cleaved in, scars across his mouth, contorted body. But without giving too much away, he is strong. He is the dark end of the Force. He’s the leader of the First Order, but he has his own agenda. He’s a cruel manipulator.”

Having been introduced to audiences back in 2015, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will herald the moment when the lid is finally peeled back on Snoke. Expect that and much more to occur when Rian Johnson’s sequel opens big on December 15th. How big, you ask? Try a $200m-plus opening weekend in North America.