While doing press for his latest film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, Andy Serkis told Games Radar that he wished his character of Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars franchise, didn’t die in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The actor indicated that he would have liked to continue his reign as ruler of the First Order for a little while longer.

“It was a bit of a shock”, admits Serkis, when asked how he reacted to finding out his character would die, “but I could see exactly why they were going that route, and I think it was a huge surprise in the middle of the film. But I really loved the scene where Rey plays with Snoke. That scene was a fantastic. I just wish he’d survived, but who knows?”

Serkis went on to say he would love to return to the part, calling Snoke “a great character”, and it’s very possible that the villain could well make a surprise return in Star Wars 9. The ongoing theory is that the Supreme Leader is in fact Darth Plagueis, the Sith Lord who apparently spent his life’s work trying to unlock the secrets to immortality. If that’s true, Kylo Ren’s decapitation might not be so permanent after all…

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit Blu-ray and DVD March 27th. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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