A few spoilers for 'Star Wars 7' could potentially lie ahead... watch out, they'll get you when you least expect it!
Star Wars Episode 7 was easily the biggest film of 2015 and will likely shape up to be the biggest cinematic release of the decade, having already made a record-breaking $1.5billion globally. Damn, Disney have had a hell of a payday!
The Force Awakens introduced us to an array of new characters, not all of which had half the screen time they deserved. Among these rising stars are Maz Kanata — a wise Yoda-like figure, and Supreme Leader Snoke, Star Wars 7's answer to the big bad villain and a role once filled by Darth Sidious.
Now that the film has reached fans all over the world, we now have access to images of these characters to remind you of the cinematic beauty that was The Force Awakens. We can thank Entertainment Weekly for the following images of Kanata and Snoke.
As you can see above, we can now see fantastic shots of characters from Star Wars 7 which depict our new fan favorites without revealing crucial plot points. But it's fine, we've all seen the movie anyway!
Although Maz Kanata looks awesome in the above photo, you're undoubtedly more interested in Supreme Leader Snoke, the villain who has encouraged rather a lot of debate. Why? Well some think far too much C.G.I. has been used in creating Snoke, whereas others are caught up in the theory that Snoke is none-other than Darth Plagueis "The Wise."
The theory that Snoke is Darth Plagueis has encouraged a huge amount of discussion, due in no small part to the fact that Plagueis was the mentor of Darth Sidious, a.k.a. Emperor Palpatine.
There are solid arguments for and against this theory, including the fact that Snoke is of the Muun species, which doesn't look a lot like the figure we have witnessed in The Force Awakens.
However, Plagueis's personal narrative — which included him mastering the ability of creating life through the power of the force, would certainly fit well into the Star Wars movies. This would also avoid the issues presented by the theory that Snoke is Darth Bane, which would involve introducing the original Sith Empire alongside several thousand years of Star Wars history.
Darth Bane, who is a thousand-year-old Sith and the last survivor of the original Empire, would make an incredible addition to the cinematic universe, but unfortunately I don't see this becoming a reality.
But what do you think?
Have another look at the international trailer for Star Wars 7.
Who do you think Supreme Leader Snoke really is? (Let me know your answer in the comments below!)