Andy Serkis’ character has been named and confirmed to be CG via performance capture, thanks to a new article on StarWars.com.
Yes, Serkis is playing Supreme Leader Snoke!
OK, divorced of context it sounds a bit hard to take seriously. The name “Snoke” doesn’t immediately strike fear into the average person.
But there’s a simplicity to it that’s been lacking in Star Wars ever since the prequels, with names like Darth Plagueis, Savage Opress and Lord Tyranus. And Serkis’ character will (hopefully) make “Snoke” sound as menacing as the name “Vader”, once we see him on scren.
At the very least, Serkis looks to be in top form.