Supreme Leader Snoke will emerge from the shadows in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in fully CG form, and when he does the red-clad Praetorian Guard will be at his side.
When Snoke (played by Andy Serkis) debuted in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he appeared via hologram to dress down Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) as the Resistance closed in on the First Order’s Starkiller base. In The Last Jedi, Kylo will make his way to Snoke’s side, and not only will fans finally meet the First Order’s enigmatic leader in the flesh, they’ll also get a look at his personal protection, the Praetorian Guard, who receive an official unveiling courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Much like Emperor Palpatine in the original trilogy, Snoke is attended by a retinue of the well-trained protectors. However, unlike Palpatine’s Imperial Guards, whose function appeared largely ceremonial, Snoke’s Praetorian Guard will be a menacing force. According to EW, writer/director Rian Johnson told his costume designer that, “[Praetorian Guards] have to be more like samurai. They have to be built to move, and you have to believe that they could step forward and engage if they have to. They have to seem dangerous.”
Arriving Dec. 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
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