Star Wars: The Last Jedi is all set to premiere on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD this month. To mark the film’s digital release, some new behind-the-scenes footage has been rolled out which features Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke sans visual effects.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Andy Serkis opened up about his character General Snoke in the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“I’ve always approached [Snoke] as someone who is obviously in a position of supreme power, but actually, there is a level of vulnerability about the character,” Serkis said. “The way that his face is caved in, he has those deep scarifications. His skull’s almost been crushed.”
When asked about Snoke’s character of a dangerous leader in the film, Serkis replied, “He knows that as a leader you run the risk of people rebelling, you run the risk of people turning against you, the people that are closest to you.”
“Even in that position of power, there is a level of fear. When you’re operating from a level of fear, you operate dangerously as a leader,” the actor added.
Talking about Snoke’s physical form, Serkis said that while acting he would always imagine that the character had a scoliosis of the spine and his body was contorted. He also revealed that Snoke is a couple of hundred years old.
Notably, fans got a little disappointed when Supreme Leader Snoke’s origin story wasn’t explored in the film. Fortunately, Serkis did reveal that the makers do have a backstory for the character. However, the actor did not go into much detail as both J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson have asked him not to reveal any mysteries surrounding the character.
“We wanted him to have a great deal of mystery, but we did … J.J. and I discussed it, and Rian and I did discuss backstories to him, where he came from,” Serkis shared. “I’ve been asked to not shed anything, should we want to bring him back in any way whether [in a] prequel or whatever. I think there’s something cool about that. It still does remain a mystery for people. I know that some people find it incredibly frustrating, but I think it allows for further exploration and layering at a further point.”
Although Snoke met his demise in The Last Jedi, Serkis revealed that there is more room for the character in the future.
“I would love to think that there is room for him to come back,” the actor said. “I think anything’s possible in a Star Wars movie. I’d be all up for it. I think there’s a lot more to be had from the character for sure, but I’m not in discussions with anybody at all about it.”
You can check out the new behind-the-scenes Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage clip below. Fans can also check out the recent documentary explaining the film’s sound making process.
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