Mirrored from The Daily Dot
After two years of rampant speculationabout Snoke’s backstory, The Last Jedidelivered… nothing. The movie killed him off without explaining who he was or where he came from, and for a lot of fans, that was pretty frustrating.
“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. 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.”
That being said, Johnson didn’t rule out the possibility of more Snoke in the future. “Hopefully it can be addressed elsewhere or even J.J. may address it in the next movie,” he said. Since Star Wars rarely turns down an opportunity for a tie-in novel or comic, it’s safe to assume we’ll hear something else about Snoke’s backstory, even if he doesn’t reappear in Star Wars IX.