People magazine has had some juicy bits this week, and it shows no sign of stopping. Below is some of the outlets observations about the ever so mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke. I've had a few things to say about this character myself this week, mainly because I think Snoke is a false name, being used by Darth Plagueis, Sith Lord and former master to Emperor Palpatine. Read on for more from People...
Throughout the six Star Wars movies so far, Emperor Palpatine was the ultimate bad guy, building Death Stars, killing Jedi and turning Skywalkers to the Dark Side (well, he was 1 for 2). So how can The Force Awakens top that?
Get ready for Supreme Leader Snoke, a new CGI character. While his motives and his appearance are among the most closely guarded secrets surrounding the new movie, PEOPLE has drawn some clues from the cast and crew.
He's Freaky Tall and Skinny
While director J.J. Abrams tried to use as "real" creatures as possible, including intricate puppets and costumes in scenes on the junkyard planet Jakku and in pirate Maz Kanata's castle, Snoke couldn't be created for "real." As Neal Scanlan, chief of creature and droid effects, tells PEOPLE in the magazine's new Star Wars special issue (on newsstands now), "This character is much better executed as a CGI character. That's just a practical reality when he's 7-foot-something tall; he's very, very thin."
He Interacts with Darth Vader Fanboy Kylo Ren
Even though Snoke is a CGI character, cinematographer Daniel Mindel shot on set with Serkis and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. "It's not a complete green-screen environment," Mindel says. "Therefore, we have atmosphere. We have texture that we're putting [Snoke] into, that is physical. Sometimes, from the outside it would seem absurd to just walk in and look at how we do that. On the other hand, there's a great amount of method to it. In that particular theme, we had Andy Serkis interacting with Adam. Andy himself brought a massive amount to the scene."
To me this sounds like they are describing Darth Plagueis, from the height and the thin frame to the extreme cranial structure, but what do you think, is this Darth Plagueis? Leave your thoughts the comments below...
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