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Is this Snoke, the character played in Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Andy Serkis?

November 11th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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We have known for a long time now that Andy Serkis will be playing a motion capture character by the name of Supreme Leader Snoke in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.However, like a certain Luke Skywalker, images of the character have been non-existent in the build-up to the cinematic release. Set images and trailers have given us a decent grasp of Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn but we’re yet to see Snoke.

Snoke is rumored to be the leader of The First Order and the master of Adam Driver’s Kylo Renand possibly a Dark Sider Force user. However, with just over a month to go until The Force Awakens actually zooms into cinemas, we still have don’t have any idea what he looks like. To this point, Disney and Lucasfilm have done a good job of keeping several characters and plot points shrouded in mystery and well under wraps.

But Indie Revolver recently got their hands on some concept art for the character and have kindly shared it with the world. While the outlet does caution that this is merely concept art and that the design could have been changed, they do say that this is the basic layout for Snoke. Even if his appearance is different in the final film itself, it’s interesting to see the early stages of development for his character.


Snoke appears to be a reptilian creature though he walks on two legs. He dons familiar dark robes that have been associated with Dark Side users since the original trilogy. We know that Kylo Ren is not a Sith, but it is unknown what Snoke’s origins are or where he draws his power from.

Serkis’s Snoke was heard narrating the first teaser trailer in which he said: “There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark Side…and the Light.” This is all we’ve seen or heard from Snoke so far and we’re itching to see the face that matches that ominous voice.

We’ve straightened the image out below

snoke following the nerd

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.