A lot of Star Wars fans weren't happy with how Rian Johnson handled Snoke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
With Snoke having just been introduced a movie prior, fans were expecting a lot more from the Supreme Commander of the First Order, but similar to Luke Skywalker, it wasn't what was expected.
Interviews, tie-in magazines and promo books actually revealed more from Snoke than what was featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so is Snoke done for?
Andy Serkis actually teases that a return from Snoke is a possibility (via Slash Film).
Look, it’s Star Wars, so you never know how life, or whether life can be come back to or not. Whether you can be resuscitated or brought back.
Serkis continues with mention that, just like a lot of fans, he was shocked by what happened as well, and Serkis also realizes how the fans felt.
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.
With J.J. Abrams having introduced Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and since Abrams is returning to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, maybe Snoke will be back. Serkis says it's a possibility.
And what I’m saying is, who knows?
It would be nice if they provided us some backstory about Snoke in Episode IX as the character is a really cool villain. Serkis previously offered the following:
“This time you get to see him, as in his real presence,” Serkis said. “In the previous movie we saw him as this huge hologram and tele-presence, and you get to meet him in the flesh this time. You witness his physicality. His body is kind of twisted up like a corkscrew, and so he has limited movement. His aggression and his anger is contained and restricted by that physicality. The thing about Snoke is that he is extremely strong with the Force, the dark side of the Force. He’s terribly powerful, of course. But he is also a very vulnerable and wounded character. He has suffered and he has suffered injury. The way that his malevolence comes out is in reaction to that. His hatred of the Resistance is fueled by what’s happened to him personally.”
Snoke has also been described as:
- A cruel master
- A 9-foot-tall alien humanoid
- Snoke disparages and dominates his two lieutenants: Kylo Ren and General Hux.
- Snoke "is a predator who identifies weakness and exploits it, drawing the young and promising to his side with promises of power, then using and discarding his protégés when they are no longer of use."
- Snoke rage toward the Galactic Republic in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shifted "toward the wounded Republic’s military force — the Resistance."