Speaking to Games Radar whilst promoting his latest film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (new on Netflix), Andy Serkis spoke about how Snoke in The Last Jedi unexpectedly bit the bullet. Serkis also has some advice for Kylo Ren’s character.

“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 inĀ 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…

Speaking of the Kylo in the room, the man who played Ren’s former master had some short but savvy advice from beyond the grave to give to his angsty mentor: “Just chill out a bit.” Wise words, indeed, Darth Serkis, wise words indeed.

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