A new clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may have confirmed a major theory on Supreme Leader Snoke.
Lucasfilm has unveiled a spoiler-filled clip from the movie which teases major implications for Kylo Ren’s connection to Emperor Palpatine.
Warning: Minor spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker below.
In the clip that you can watch above, Kylo Ren is seen traveling to what appears to be a temple and is chastised by the fluctuating voice of the Emperor. He changes his voice to sound like Darth Vader, but he also channels the departed Supreme Leader Snoke.
Snoke’s connection to the Force and to Kylo Ren has been debated for years since the character’s debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But after he was unceremoniously killed off in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans assumed that we would never learn about the mysterious character’s role in the galaxy.
Do you think Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will reveal more details on Snoke’s past? Do you think Snoke has a connection to Palpatine? Let us know your own theory on Snoke and what you hope to see in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker below!
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.