This interesting article from Digital Spy….
Despite being established in a similar way to The Emperor in the original Star Wars trilogy, director Rian Johnson made the surprising decision of having Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) kill his mentor in this current trilogy’s middle chapter [Star Wars: The Last Jedi].
However, Snoke’s motion capture actor Andy Serkis plants the seeds in an interview with /Film that the apparent death of the villain might not have been as it seemed.
“Look, it’s Star Wars, so you never know how life, or whether life can be come back to or not. Whether you can be resuscitated or brought back,” he teased.
“I was shocked. Dramatically, it felt absolutely right for that moment in the film, so I didn’t question it. I just think it’s a very, very important scene, so I didn’t question it.
“But I do, I know it’s left fans feeling like, that they were really searching for something there. And what I’m saying is, who knows?”
Serkis did admit that he’s yet to touch base with JJ Abrams, who introduced Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and recently took over as director of Episode IX.
Being cut in half never stopped Darth Maul from cheating death…. JJ, it’s over to you!