When it comes to the latest Star Wars trilogy, there is one question on everyone's mind. The identity of Supreme Leader Snoke continues to weigh on audiences, and netizens are still whipping up increasingly crazy fan-theories about who the villain might really be. Now, some of the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi are addressing their top theories, and they may make a believer out of fans yet.
Recently, Yahoo! had a chance to chat with director Rian Johnson and John Boyega about their favorite Snoke theories. When Johnson was questioned about his go-to conspiracy, the director quickly admitted that his favorite Snoke take comes from one fruit-obsessed fan.
“Somebody - I think this is more of a joke than a theory. I don’t know who it was. They had a theory on who Snoke was. In Attack on the Clones, when Anakin is slicing the pear for Padme before he floats it over to her, they took a freeze frame of that and then put it side-by-side with the slice in Snoke’s head,” Johnson explained.
“They said he is the evolution of that pear, and I was like, ‘That’s pretty good. I wish I had thought of that.’”
As for Boyega, the British native confessed his favorite Snoke theory is one that connects to his role as Finn.
“The craziest fan theory I’ve ever heard is that Finn is Snoke,” he admitted before stressing how certain he is that Finn isn’t Snoke in disguise. “Yeah, I’m pretty sure he’s not, pretty sure.”
Later this year, fans are hoping new light will be shed upon Snoke when Star Wars: The Last Jedi makes its debut. The film will acts as the eighth installment of the Skywalker Saga, and it is primed to reveal details about the Supreme Leader’s past. However, don’t expect the film to give everything away just yet. According Vanity Fair’s David Kamp, the film will not focus on Snoke as much as fans would like.
Kamp was the reporter who got to cover The Last Jedi for the franchise’s 40th anniversary. The reporter then told fans he “asked Rian Johnson about Snoke — Who/what is he? — and Rian was fairly up front in saying that Snoke is not a character.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.