This December will mark four years since the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 91%, the film that has most divided the fandom in the history of the franchise, and now we learn that another person who was disappointed with the film was Andy Serkis, actor who played Supreme Leader Snoke, the villain who had his First appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 92%.
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Snoke promised to be the great villain of the sequel trilogy, and from his first appearance as a hologram, fans were excited by his possible identity. A thousand theories were woven around her and a great revelation was expected in episode VIII; Whether it was an ancient Sith from the Expanded Universe or a character related to one of the first two trilogies, it would have thrilled fans, but instead what we received was his death at the hands of Kylo Ren.
Serkis rose to fame as an actor of characters generated with the motion-capture technique (motion capture) in the two towers and the return of the king. Later he worked with that same technique in King Kong (2005) – 84% and the trilogy of Planet of the Apes. He is currently promoting Venom: Let There Be Carnage, where he served as director and co-writer, and from which the first critical reactions have already emerged.
In a recent interview with io9 (via The Playlist), the fellow director of A Reason To Live – 67% and Mowgli: Tales from the Jungle Book – 48%, said he was “devastated” to read about Snoke’s death. , as he hoped to interpret it for a longer time, although in the end he admitted that perhaps his death was the right decision:
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I was devastated when I read that script because everything was going so well. I was like, ‘Man, this is a powerful character. I’m going to love playing it … what !? Are you kidding me, what? ‘ I was like ‘Okay, is that a good idea?’ I guess it is. ‘ I was a bit mortified … Everything was fine, I think. I loved playing that character and I love the Kylo Ren vs. Rey showdown scene, so it was great.
We cannot know how sincere his final words are. Maybe he just wants to prevent him from becoming the new headline in the media and being taken as a flag by fans to justify their hatred of new Star Wars movies, as has happened in the past with other actors. What we do know is that Snoke was scrapped and Serkis probably won’t return to the franchise to bring him to life.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi began a period of decline for the saga. Disappointed fans showed they weren’t willing to give Disney any money, as Han Solo: A Star Wars Story – 56% made history in 2018 as the franchise’s first box office failure. The following year Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 61% was also a great disappointment, but shortly before its premiere the fans had what they had been waiting for, a new story set in that universe but without copying what was done before. : The Mandalorian – 91%.
On television, Star Wars has triumphed where the Skywalker Saga films could not. Success is expected to continue with future series by Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Cassian Andor, among others. The anime short film anthology Star Wars: Visions was recently released – 100%, and was well received by critics. What is demonstrated with the success of these productions is that Star Wars has a lot of material to be exploited, only that Disney did not know how or perhaps they did not hire the right people.
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