Full video and written interview here
There’s been a lot of speculation about Episode VIII‘s enigmatic new villain. With Supreme Leader Snoke only appearing briefly in The Force Awakens, rumours have been rife about who he is and what he wants, but now it looks like we might have our answer.
Speaking to the voice behind him and motion capture actor playing him, Andy Serkis, the actor hinted that Snoke might be a more complex villain than fans expect.
” Snoke’s an awesome character. In this [movie] we get to see him in the flesh more, rather than him just being a 25 foot hologram!
There’s a real darkness to the character..he’s very deeply wounded.. and sort of manipulative and aggressive because of that. He’s a great character.”
Until now we’ve known little about Snoke, with the latest Last Jedi trailer only hinting that he’s trying to recruit a new apprentice.
Now, however, Serkis’ comments help paint a clear picture, revealing that something tragic in Snoke’s past has shaped who he is and helped fuel his dark and mysterious motivations.