Although Star Wars: The Last Jedi was full of crowd-pleasing moments, some moviegoers were understandably disheartened when Supreme Leader Snoke, who's been shrouded in mystery since 2015’s The Force Awakens, was slain by his apprentice Kylo Ren, leaving them none the wiser about his origins then they were two years ago. However, a potentially massive clue about the enigmatic Supreme Leader's roots could be hiding right under our noses -- or, more appropriately, in the pages of Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary.
"Snoke’s retinue includes mute alien navigators who originated in the Unknown Regions," reads the passage that appears beneath a photo of Snoke's purple-robed attendants. "Were it not for the ancient hyperspace trails blazed by these towering servants, the Imperial survivors who fled into this uncharted realm would certainly have perished. These navigators designed and operated the oculus viewing scope in Snoke’s throne room."
Admittedly, this isn't a whole lot to go off of, but the fact that this excerpt mentions the Unknown Regions is of particular interest. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, former members of the Imperial Military convened in the Unknown Regions to plot their inevitable resurgence. Inspired by the Empire's ideals, the group sought to overcome the flaws of their predecessors, and as such, they formed the First Order, which would eventually emerge in the known galaxy with Supreme Leader Snoke as its figurehead.
Given the fact that Snoke's military junta and his attendants all hail from the Unknown Regions, it's easy to see why some are positing that the former Supreme Leader of the First Order originated there, as well. However, even if that were the case, the Unknown Regions, far beyond the galaxy's Outer Rim, are largely uncharted, and according to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, they serve as a source of tales and wonders.
Nevertheless, aside from his gold/obsidian ring, which is etched with glyphs of the Dwartii, this is our most concrete "evidence" of Supreme Leader Snoke's origins to date. That being said, unless Lucasfilm decides to explore Snoke's backstory in other canonical materials, expect fans to continue searching tirelessly for clues through whatever means are available.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. The film is in theaters worldwide.
Via Screen Rant