John Williams brilliantly scored “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” giving each new character a beautiful theme song. He paid tribute to both the original trilogy and the prequels, by weaving in familiar notes and sounds, to bridge the gaps between all three franchises. One thing Williams also did was write a song for the still unrevealed Supreme Leader Snoke. Snoke, who is clearly a Sith Lord, is only seen in holographic form in “The Force Awakens,” much like Emperor Palpatine was seen in “The Empire Strikes Back.”
What’s interesting about Snoke’s theme song, titled “Snoke,” is that it has been used before, in a scene in Episode III “Revenge of the Sith.” As The Nerdist points out, “Snoke” sounds a lot like the song “Palpatine’s Teachings.” In this scene from “Revenge of the Sith”, Senator Palpatine tells Anakin Skywalker about a Sith Lord named Darth Plagueis. Plagueis apparently was the only Sith powerful enough to cheat death.
If Supreme Leader Snoke is a formidable Sith who is bent on wiping out all Jedi in the galaxy, and looks even older than the Emperor (if that’s even possible,) could Snoke really be Darth Plagueis? A lot of theories have been circulating the internet about the Snoke/Plagueis connection, and this deliberate song choice by John Williams could be the strongest clue to back up that theory. Both songs can be heard below and are practically identical.
“Snoke” from “The Force Awakens”
“Palpatine’s Teachings” from “Revenge of the Sith”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is currently in theaters.
(Via The Nerdist)