Andy Serkis was gutted when Snoke died in The Last Jedi
Andy Serkis admits he was devastated when he learned that Supreme Leader Snoke would die in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
When Supreme Leader Snoke was first introduced Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the character was so mysterious that it inspired two years of theories. Played by Andy Serkis, Snoke was only seen via hologram in The Force Awakens, but made a big appearance in the flesh in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In one of the most amazing scenes in The Last Jedi, Snoke was killed, dismembered by a lightsaber. Snoke’s death was a surprise not only to the audience, but to Andy Serkis himself. Speaking to GQ, Serkis admitted that his character’s death revealed “split” him.
Let me just say it this way. When I went in to read The Last Jedi, [I spent] the first 30 pages thinking, ‘This is the most amazing character.’ Then I turned the page: ‘And then Snoke will be cut in half.’ And I was smitten. Splitting.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker revealed that Snoke was created by Emperor Palpatine, who had secretly been directing Snoke’s actions all along. Fans had obviously hoped that Snoke would have been explored a bit more in the sequels, but Andy Serkis has been cast in the role of others Star wars project. “I really like that character,” Serkis said. “And I’m putting it out there: I wouldn’t mind if he came back.” Mar The Mandalorian has made a few nods to Snoke, it’s entirely possible.
Andy Serkis returned to the Star wars franchise in a different place when he played Kino Loy in the first season of Andor. Showing his material free of any digital format was a good thing, and Serkis said that Andor “it was a masterpiece of television production. make love Star wars world – not that I don’t like the operatic either [style], because so do I. But it’s good to see him exploring the wrong end of the swimming pool.“
Andy Serkis will be seen next with Idris Elba in it Luther: The Sun Has Fallen. Serkis plays a gruesome serial killer who terrorizes London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Elba) sits behind bars. Frustrated by his failure to catch the cyber psychopath who is now taunting him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary. which is necessary. Luther: The Sun Has Fallen launching on Netflix on March 10th and you can check out a review of the film from our very own JimmyO here.
Would you like to see Andy Serkis return as Snoke?