Star Wars: The Force Awakens revived the Star Wars franchise, but left us with a ton of mysteries. One of the biggest question marks is the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke, the ruthless leader of the First Order. We've gotten some hints for his backstory throughout the past two years, but fans have enjoyed coming up with their own theories for the Big Bad's origin.
These theories range from somewhat plausible to completely absurd, such as the notion that everyone's favorite prequel character (note the sarcasm?), #JarJarBinks, joined the dark side of the Force, somehow changed his appearance, and became #Snoke.
Sounds insane, right? Well, the Supreme Leader himself — or at least, the actor who plays him — also finds that theory to be completely ridiculous.
Snoke Isn't Impressed By Your Speculation Skills
#AndySerkis, the actor who portrays the mysterious new dark lord in the Galaxy Far, Far Away, gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight, making a mockery of Darth Jar Jar once and for all:
Host Ash Crossan handed Serkis a sticker that read "Your Snoke Theory Sucks," and asked the actor to share the most ridiculous theory of all. Serkis pulled no punches with his answer:
"That he is Jar Jar Binks. That's a really sucky theory, so I give that the full 'Your Theory Sucks.'
Sorry, Jar Jar, I know yousa are probably disappointed.
Not Everything Has A Bigger Meaning
As mentioned, fans have been throwing names like #AnakinSkywalker, Mace Windu, Darth Plageuis and even Yoda into the mix of potential candidates for Snoke's identity. While most of them have some pretty compelling arguments backing them up (my favorite being the Darth Plageuis one), odds are none of them are accurate.
It was revealed a few months ago that The Force Awakens' creative team had some trouble deciding some of the evil character's crucial traits, such as gender and alien species. What does that tell us? That the dreaded and deceivingly huge Snoke is a completely new character. This is a great example of the fact that not everything has a deeper, secret meaning, even in the #StarWars universe. Snoke can just be Snoke.
He's a new player, which is refreshing. So far, the Star Wars franchise has thrived on its legacy and on the characters that people fell in love with 40 years ago, so #Lucasfilm and #Disney are making the effort to make new iconic characters. Snoke has the potential to become one of the franchise's most memorable baddies, and it would be great if he's been built without the help of previously-established mythology.
We'll get to see Rey and Finn take on him when Star Wars: The Last Jedi flies into theaters on December 15, 2018.
What do you think about Andy Serkis's comments regarding the Jar Jar Binks/Snoke theory? Let me know in the comments!