'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Snoke is 'darker' than Palpatine

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A poster of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," directed by Rian Johnson. Star Wars/ Facebook

Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) continues to be the big baddie in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” but very little is known about this mysterious character. In a recent interview, Serkis teased some details about his character, comparing the leader of the First Order with the Emperor. The following article contains minor spoilers.

In an interview with Empire Online, Serkis revealed that Snoke is “way darker than Palpatine.” The tyrannical Emperor was the main villain in the first two trilogies of the franchise; he was both powerful and formidable. The leader of the First Order may not have the political and military power of the former Empire, but its leader is an interesting character.

“He’s riddled with this osteoporosis so his body's twisted, like a corkscrew,” Serkis teased. Given the extent of the bodily damage that Snoke has endured, there’s “a bizarre vulnerability about him.” The character is full of intense hate, Serkis said.

As far as the use of the Force is concerned, Snoke is certainly not a Sith yet the character taps into the Dark Side. The actor didn’t want to give away too much, but he promised that the film will shed more light on this aspect.

The report also includes a new picture of the character in his golden robes, sitting in his throne room. The trailers of the film indicate this is where Snoke will torture Rey (Daisy Ridley). The character was only shown through his holographic image in “The Force Awakens,” and this will be the first time fans will see the leader of the First Order in the flesh.

Meanwhile, Topps has started releasing new cards of characters from the upcoming film. The card that is currently on sale is that of Resistance pilot C’AI Threnalli.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is slated to be released on Dec. 14 in Australia. The film has been directed by Rian Johnson. 

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