|Posted by Jason on December 18, 2017 at 3:05 AM|
The Last Jedi is going to give us an underwhelming Commander Snoke.
In fact, he's not even the real villain in this series of new Star Wars films.
So who is Commander Snoke?
From the Star Wars wiki,
"Snoke was a Force-sensitive humanoid alien, who served as the Supreme Leader of the First Order approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. He had a distinctive, idiosyncratic bone and facial structure. Snoke was a powerful figure, skilled with the dark side of the Force, who had trained the Force-sensitive Kylo Ren and at least one other apprentice."
He's a cool, calculated Sith master, and one that can wisely assess the current troubles of Kylo Ren, his apprentice. Oh, and he's telepathic, able to communicate without words, just mental energy. Now that's pretty cool, if only we had more to go with!
Although the latest movies haven't given us much to go on with Supreme Leader Snoke, it's almost as if we are being led astray, manipulated by our curiosities.
Snoke has thus far been something of a mystery character in the series. He made a few impactful scenes in The Force Awakens, appearing as a hologram, something of a staple for Sith leaders in the Star Wars universe. But technically, Snoke isn't actually a Sith, according to Snoke's actor Andy Serkis.
But Snoke appears to just be bridging the gap in time between Kylo Ren and Rey's onscreen time.
Kylo Ren filled the role as the new Darth Vader. You know, with the all black attire, voice changing mask and similar storyline of betrayal.
But Snoke was just underwhelming in this one. It's almost like he wasn't a real villain. Glimpses here and there kept us intrigued, but we never got the full scoop. Snoke may have been in the movie, but he didn't do much at all.
From the Last Jedi director Rian Johnson on Snoke,
"He's a dark force: the scary thing behind the thing.
That was entirely how I approached Snoke. I wasn't interested in explaining where he came from or telling his history, except where it serves this story."
And fans have certainly placed their attention on discovering more about this Snoke character. Who he is being one of the more important elements.
Could Snoke be Anakin Skywalker himself? Maybe even Darth Plagueis the Wise?
Nonetheless this need to discover more about Snoke takes us off the real jaw dropper in the Star Wars series.
Are we about to get hit with the biggest shocker in Star Wars history? The newest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi may very well give us something new for the franchise, and possible the greatest twist in the franchise thus far.
Perhaps Snoke is underwhelming for a good reason. He's not made many appearances in the series, and when he does it isn't all that memorable or in depth. As fans we've fallen down the dark side of curiosity. We've tried to find more about Snoke, but the truth could be that we weren't supposed to because Snoke isn't all that important.
Commander Snoke could just be an elaborate trap to distract us from the truth.
Snoke in The Last Jedi (spoiler alert)
We don't get any more explanations about Commander Snoke in The Last Jedi. As ridiculous as this may be, given the hype and fan theories surrounding the Supreme Leader. Snoke gets killed, cut in half by Kyo Ren in a pretty sweet action scene. But that isn't great for fans who've waited nearly two years for some more information on the Commander.
So many questions left unanswered. Who exactly is Snoke? What are his origins? And what is his connection with the Jedi, Force and Dark Side?
It appears we will never know, as the Last Jedi contains no flashbacks sequences or further information on Supreme Leader Snoke. Making for perhaps what is the greatest snub in the latest Star Wars franchise. We've been duped with this Snoke character and sequential rabbit hole of theories he has given us.
Who is the true Villain?
So what could this huge twist actually be?
Maybe Luke Skywalker is actually the real villain in this series? Famed actor Mark Hamill has stressed the idea of Luke joining the Dark Side as far back as 2005.
If we add this theory in with the fact that notable Star Wars actors have gotten their requests fulfilled in the storyline, we can easily see how and why Luke would end up becoming the ultimate Sith master.
Harrison Ford was killed off in The Force Awakens, as requested.