Continuing their exclusive coverage of The Last Jedi as a lead-up to the release of their January 2018 issue set to arrive on Thursday, Empire provides us with a new look at Supreme Leader Snoke from the film, who is played on screen by actor Andy Serkis via motion-capture technology. Their article also contains a few quotes from Serkis about Snoke, which are copied beneath the image (click for a high resolution look at the photo).

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If there’s a more enigmatic being in the galaxy than The First Order’s autocratic leader than we’ve yet to hear about them. After a film spent in purely holographic form, Supreme Leader Snoke will finally appear in the flesh when The Last Jedi arrives next month and we have an exclusive image him in all his twisted glory.

“Snoke is bloody dark; way darker than Palpatine,” Andy Serkis tells us in the new issue of Empire. “He’s riddled with this osteoporosis so his body’s twisted, like a corkscrew. He’s incredibly damaged, so there’s a bizarre vulnerability about him. Beneath that vulnerability, though, is this intense hatred.”

“He’s definitely not a Sith, but he’s certainly at the darker end of the Force. Without giving too much away, that begins to unfold a little in this one.”