Despite having previously claimed otherwise, Andy Serkis recently revealed that he does know Supreme Leader Snoke’s backstory, although he didn’t mention whether we’d know it after Star Wars The Last Jedi.
Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke is shrouded in mystery. Who is he? What is he? Where does he come from? Is he a Sith? So many questions, so few answers. However, judging by Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s trailer we will get to see him in person in Rian Johnson’s film. He won’t just be an oversized hologram. Serkis, who is currently promoting Breathe (his directorial debut), recently spoke to IGN about Snoke and they got onto the topic of his new villain’s backstory.
Serkis had previously claimed that he didn’t know much about Supreme Leader Snoke’s backstory, yet during an interview IGN’s Jim Vejvoda, the British actor was asked whether he now knew more about his character’s history, he revealed that he “absolutely” knows it. “Oh yeah, absolutely I know it,” said Serkis.
The actor/director was also asked to detail his thoughts on The Last Jedi’s recent trailer. “I thought the trailer was spectacular and very intense. It absolutely reflects the tone and the feel of the movie,” he said. “I do think this movie is going to really surprise people with its plotline and story and its tension in it.”
He went on to detail what it was like to work with Rian Johnson on Episode VIII. “Working with Rian, he’s again, a fine, fine director. He totally owned this world, and he’s a great actor’s director too,” Serkis said. “He’s really inspiring, I loved spending time with him on set, and I think he’s come up with an amazing movie.”
Yet when Vejvoda tried to press Serkis on revealing a little bit of information regarding Rey, Kylo Ren and Snoke’s relationship, and how Rey might fit into his villain’s evil schemes, the actor remained tight-lipped: “Oh man, that’s so confidential I can’t possibly talk about it. I’m sorry [Laughs], I would love to tell you…. All I can is you’re onto something.”
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