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A lot of people thought Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke was going to be a big deal in the sequel trilogy, but were ultimately caught off guard when he was killed off in The Last Jedi. Now speculation is going around that Serkis may actually be involved in Episode IX.
This speculation comes from the fact that Serkis had just recently cancelled an appearance at the Keystone Comic-Con. Nothing from Serkis’ end has been confirmed or denied, but actors like Billy Dee Williams and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca) have all cancelled con appearances this year to work on Star Wars.
Again, this comes as speculation; Serkis hasn’t given any official reason for his cancellation, but it is very timely considering that Star Wars Episode IX is currently deep into production.
Personally, I was a big fan of TLJ’s move to kill off Snoke. Seeing that he’s a parallel of the Emperor, it would have been too predictable to have him survive to appear in Episode IX. If Serkis were to appear in the movie, I would prefer if he appeared as himself in the flesh, much like he did with Peter Jackson’s King Kong.
A lot of hype is building toward the release of Episode IX, and hopefully Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams have found a great way to cap off this sequel trilogy.
Star Wars Episode IX comes out Dec. 20, 2019.