One Reason Why There Was No Backstory For Snoke In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Snoke was advertised to be the next biggest bad guy in the new Star Wars movies, but fans never got to know his backstory.

Snoke's actor, Andy Serkis, has now revealed one valid reason why this character was kept a mystery.

Bear in mind, some spoilers about Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be discussed here in this article. If you have not seen the movie yet for any reason, read the rest at your own discretion. 

Anyway, fans were shocked and disappointed to see Snoke die in The Last Jedi thanks to his own apprentice Kylo Ren.

We never got a chance to know who Snoke was and how he became so powerful with the Dark Side of the Force.

Well in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Andy Serkis said Snoke's backstory was purposefully kept a mystery. This is because his backstory could be further explained in a future Star Wars prequel story. 

"We wanted him to have a great deal of mystery, but we did … J.J. [Abrams] and I discussed it, and Rian [Johnson] and I did discuss backstories to him, where he came from. I’ve been asked to not shed anything, should we want to bring him back in any way whether [in a] prequel or whatever. I think there’s something cool about that. It still does remain a mystery for people. I know that some people find it incredibly frustrating, but I think it allows for further exploration and layering at a further point."

Disney has been doing this a lot lately giving us backstory comic books for characters such as C3-PO and Captain Phasma just to name a few.

We even get big novels written about minor characters in the Star Wars canon now too.

I don't think we will get a prequel film about Snoke, but a video game or comic book might be interesting to experience. That, or his backstory could always resurface when Star Wars: Episode IX comes out in 2019. 

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