Who (or perhaps what?) is Supreme Leader Snoke, exactly?
Andy Serkis’ booming, Force-sensitive baddie was introduced as the chief antagonist of Lucasfilm’s current Star Wars trilogy, and true to his word, it’s fair to say that writer-director Rian Johnson refrained from revealing too much about Snoke in the newly-unveiled Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
But that hasn’t quelled the search for clues – if anything, it’s just encouraged fans to draw up their own weird and wonderful theories about Snoke’s origins. Take Pablo Hidalgo’s visual dictionary as an example. Designed to be a fitting tie-in for The Last Jedi, Hidalgo’s companion piece presents a detailed overview of the porgs, the Praetorian Guards and everything in between. Going one step further, CBR has even spotted a potentially huge clue about Snoke. Minor spoilers to follow after the jump!
Released in tandem with The Last Jedi on Friday, December 15th, Pablo Hidalgo’s visual dictionary begins by reiterating one simple fact: Supreme Leader Snoke is not a Sith Lord, as that thousand-year lineage was snuffed out once Vader killed Darth Sidious (AKA Emperor Palpatine) during Return of the Jedi.
Instead, Snoke is simply well versed in the dark side of the Force, and may hail from the Unknown Regions of Lucasfilm’s far-away galaxy. As for the ring itself, it’s forged in obsidian and makes reference to the Four Sages of Dwartii – namely Braata, Faya, Sistros, and Yanjon – controversial philosophers and all-around gatekeepers who came into power during the formative years of the Galactic Republic.
Could it be that Supreme Leader Snoke and the Dwartii are one and the same? If he was one of the Four Sages, that would mean Andy Serkis’ über-villain is already the wrong side of 1,000, which would certainly explain his contorted frame. Still, Chancellor Palpatine also had a fondness for the Dwartii, and erected huge bronze statues to honor their corrupt legacy – statues that can be seen in Attack of the Clones. As such, we’re more inclined to believe that Snoke’s jewellery is merely a nod to Palpatine, not a clue that he’s a member of the Dwartii.
The Supreme Leader is dead…long live the Supreme Leader. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently playing across screens near and far, and it’s already made a pretty penny at the box office.