'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' news: Supreme Leader Snoke is not Darth Plagueis as confirmed by Andy Serkis


It has been three weeks since “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” blasted through the cinemas on what feels like an eternity of waiting. Some fans have seen it multiple times, and it is only natural that the movie left a lot of questions for viewers to speculate on.

Some of the most interesting questions is the origin of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and where she will go given that after all these years, she was the one who was able to find Luke (Mark Hamill).

On the other hand, while Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) lineage has been revealed early on in the movie, Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) is also one of those mysterious characters that “The Force Awakens” has introduced.

There is not much known about Supreme Leader Snoke. Before the movie came out, there is very limited discussion about his origin as everyone is looking at the younger characters. It is only after the movie when viewers were able to see his exchanges with Kylo Ren that fans thought that maybe he is someone people have already seen before.

One of the most notable theories is that Supreme Leader Snoke was Darth Plagueis. Darth Plagueis is Palpatine’s master during the prequel movies that the latter eventually killed. As this speculation grew more and more prominent, Serkis recently set the record straight via an interview with Entertainment Tonight blatantly saying that he is not Plageuis.

“He’s a new character in this universe: very much a newly-introduced character,” Serkis said.