The Last Jedi will arrive later this month on Blu-ray, and Lucasfilm has been teasing some of the special features to promote the release. In the latest promo video, Andy Serkis is seen in full motion capture gear during Snoke's finale towards the end of the movie, and it's a really cool perspective on the character. Additionally, Serkis comments on the possibility of Snoke's backstory being told in the form of a prequel or in Star Wars 9. The actor admits that he hasn't talked to anybody about the official future of the character, but notes that it is a possibility.
In a new interview, Andy Serkis detailed some of his process behind portraying Snoke in The Last Jedi. Accompanied with the interview is a short video of Serkis as Snoke in the throne room, right before he's sliced in half by Kylo Ren. It's interesting to see Andy Serkis sitting on the throne, and how the Industrial Light and Magic team took so much from Serkis' physical attributes, including the way that Snoke is slumped over to one side of his giant chair.
While Andy Serkis reveals he isn't able to give very much away about the character, he admits he always thought that Snoke would have some kind of scoliosis due to his age and the amount of battles that he's been involved in. Serkis also states that though Snoke is a powerful leader, he's also very vulnerable, as shown by his various scars and fractures to his skull. He explains.
"I've always approached him as someone who is obviously in a position of supreme power, but actually, there is a level of vulnerability about the character. The way that his face is caved in, he has those deep scarifications. His skull's almost been crushed."
Andy Serkis also talked about Supreme Leader Snoke's vulnerability, noting that the character is always thinking that anybody could betray him at any time. As Snoke's paranoia turns to fear, it makes him a dangerous leader and clouds his judgement, Serkis says. The motion capture actor looked to history to help fill in the part of Snoke's personality. He had this to say.
"As we know across the world, there are leaders who have famously done that - and do. That's what I really wanted to bring to the character. There's this incredible danger and volatility."
When it comes to Snoke's backstory, Andy Serkis reveals that he and Rian Johnson spoke about it, but as previously mentioned, the actor is not able to talk about it due to the possible future of the character. In a previous interview, Serkis mentioned that he would love to play Snoke again and admitted that he had not talked to J.J. Abrams about the possibility of an appearance in Star Wars 9, which he echoed here. However, he offered up some more information on Snoke's fragility. He says.
"We wanted him to have a great deal of mystery, but we did... J.J. (Abrams) and I discussed it, and Rian (Johnson) and I did discuss backstories to him, where he came from. 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."
Though nothing has been officially noted, it seems that there's a possibility that we'll see Snoke again on the big screen in some shape or form. While we wait to find out, you can check out the behind-the-scenes footage from The Last Jedi and the Andy Serkis via Entertainment Weekly.