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Here’s Why Rian Johnson Did Not Explore Snoke’s Backstory

Over the last few years, fans have been investigating almost every clue they got about Supreme Leader Snoke. They wanted to discover the true identity of this villain. With The Last Jedi, these fans had learned that the information was irrelevant. Rian  Johnson has shared that he found absolutely no opening in the story to bring in the information:

“In this particular story, it’s much more like the original trilogy, where with Snoke if you think about the actual scenes, if suddenly I had paused one of the scenes to give a 30-second monologue about who he was, it would have kind of stopped the scene in its tracks, I realized,” Johnson had said.

“Even though it could have been interesting, something that fans were interested in, as storytellers, we have to kind of serve what the scenes need to be.”

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In the weeks since this movie had released, a few fans had a problem with its story. Their answers about the character, Supreme Leader Snoke was not answered.

“It was a tough thing, even though I knew some fans were interested in it I also knew it wasn’t something that dramatically had a place in this movie,” Johnson shared.

In spite of Johnson having not included Snoke’s backstory, he did not rule out possibilities that a future story might go deep into the character’s history.

“Hopefully it can be addressed elsewhere or even [Episode IX director] J.J. [Abrams] may address it in the next movie,” Johnson teased. “But it’s not something that’s particularly interesting to Rey, so we kind of had to follow through.”

We also did not learn why Snoke was so important to Kylo Ren. A few fans may demand to have all the mysteries explained, but nothing about Snoke’s history will change the story of The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi and its impact on the Skywalker Saga.

The Last Jedi is now showing in theaters now.