Mystery can be one of the underlying reasons why Star Wars is one of the most beloved franchises in both the comic book world as well as in the big screen. With a ton of characters that have been divulged over the years, Star Wars still has a ton of personalities fans have yet to know and embrace.
One such name is Supreme Leader Snoke. The “force-sensitive humanoid alien” had played a pivotal role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but his background remains to be a complete void, especially to those who are not that deep into comic books, let alone the Star Wars mythos.
IGN placed this unknown phase as the “blank canvas” between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens but clearly, Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics are pulling all the stops to reveal “a different hero or villain” little by little.
In the upcoming issue #1 of the Star Wars: Age of Resistance miniseries, Marvel made it a point to somewhat shed light on the Supreme Leader when he and Kylo Ren travel to Dagobah for training. Again, the same source pitted this time “to take place a while before the events of The Force Awakens.”
Comic Book on the other hand hinted that Snoke “isn’t going easy on Kylo Ren” over the course of the miniseries. By this, readers can expect that the apprentice will be pushed to his limit and eventually, learn more about the Dark Side and Snoke.
Written by New York Times bestselling comic book author Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and brought to life by Leonard Kirk (Aquaman #34-38) on pencils and Cory Hamscher (Venom Adventures) on ink, issue #1 will see Snoke paying his respects to Luke Skywalker.
When the broken Ben Solo asked Snoke why he spoke highly of his uncle, he simply answered that Luke has earned his respect and fear.
“If I had your uncle by my side instead of you, the galaxy would have been mine a long time ago,” Snoke added.
The Supreme Leader then leads Kylo Ren to a cave and there he came face to face with the “person he fears the most – his uncle Luke.”
Of course, the preview had lightsabers, but the miniseries wouldn’t dwell much on Snoke’s backstory. Andy Serkis, meanwhile, joked on a standing rumor that Snoke might just come back on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkers, but he didn’t completely confirmed it.
“I’m not saying anything. I’m only making that up. I’m totally just rumor-spreading for the sake of it, but anything can happen.”