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'Star Wars: Episode 8' Spoilers: Supreme Leader Snoke's Origin & Identity; Benicio Del Toro's Yet-To-Be-Revealed Character [VIDEO]


And so, the hype continues for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." That being said, here's a brief roundup on this week's "Star Wars: Episode 8" spoilers.

"Star Wars: Episode 8" Spoilers: Supreme Leader Snoke's Origin & Identity

In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Supreme Leader Snoke (portrayed by Andy Serkis, who is best known as the voice of Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) was introduced as the leader of the First Order, a group that was formed and taken after the Galactic Empire, which was defeated by the Rebel Alliance in "Return of the Jedi." He was also the master of Kylo Ren a.k.a. Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa who crossed over to the "dark side." Now, the question is: who is Supreme Leader Snoke, really?

According to Express UK, Supreme Leader Snoke's origin and identity are expected to be revealed in the upcoming movie. There's also a canon novel series set between "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens" that seems to point out Gallius Rax (Fleet Admiral and later on, Third Emperor of the Galactic Empire) and Snoke being one and the same. However, the latest canon novel titled as "Empire's End" seems to tell otherwise.

Well, "Empire's End" concludes with - brace yourselves - Rax getting killed by Rae Sloane (Grand Admiral of the Galactic Empire) in the Battle of Jakku, the desert place where he originally came from. Thus, Snoke couldn't be Rax as he will be literally dead before "The Force Awakens" ever happened.

"Star Wars: Episode 8" Spoilers: Benicio Del Toro's Yet-To-Be Revealed Character

Just a few weeks ago, award-winning actor Benicio del Toro was announced to portray a yet-to-be-revealed character in the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." However, that didn't stop fans from guessing who it will be. According to a more recent post from the aforementioned publication, there's even one guess that he will be portraying Vicrum Fett - a possible relative of Boba Fett, a bounty hunter introduced in "The Empire Strikes Back" as the second major villain after Darth Vader. He is also known to work for Jabba the Hutt, a slug-like alien who runs Desilijic-Hutt Cartel and handles a group of hunters, assassins, and smugglers under his thumb.

However, there's another guess that practically made fans think more about Benicio's would-be character in "The Last Jedi." And if you watch "Star Wars: Rebels," you might know who this is already. A Jedi padawan who goes by the name Ezra Bridger can be who the award-winning actor might be portraying. He is described to be a key character during the early days of rebellion versus the Empire. The only problem is, he is also described to be struggling with the temptation of fully crossing over to the "dark side" like Kylo Ren. Regardless of these guesses, however, the fact remains that everyone will only get to confirm all these and more when "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is officially released this December.

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