Star Wars: Episode IX: ‘Rumors’ surface of Snoke’s return


Recently, “rumors” of the return of Snoke for Star Wars: Episode IX surfaced, generating a significant buzz. However, we get to the bottom of such rumblings and investigate this matter for ourselves.

J.J. Abrams will have his work cut out for him in creating Star Wars: Episode IX after Rian Johnson took everything we knew about Star Wars and shattered it — like Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber.

Come to find out, Rey is, in fact, a nobody. Luke Skywalker went from Legend to the “get off my lawn” guy. And, the purpose of Snoke wasn’t to find out if he was Darth Plaguies or not; but to advance Kylo Ren’s story.

Hopefully, J.J. Abrams does not retcon any of those ideas and finishes what Rian Johnson started in bringing a fresh perspective to a galaxy far, far away. Turning Rey into a Kenobi or Skywalker for Star Wars: Episode IX would be a mistake and bringing Snoke back from the dead would be even worse.

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Speaking of which, recent “rumors” surfaced that Snoke is returning in Star Wars: Episode IX. In fact, such “source” claims that information leaked of Snoke’s role for the upcoming saga film. We dug a little deeper and found out a startling truth.

These rumors are bogus, and the fact that it’s considered a leak is a flat-out lie. It’s okay to speculate or even address the rumors floating around about Star Wars: Episode IX — we have done that quite a bit.

But, we make it kyber crystal clear that we are speculating and many of these rumors are just. Well. Rumors. Those turning such rumblings into fact and gospel are being flat out irresponsible in their reporting — with the sole purpose of getting more website clicks.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to generate more views or even coming up with a big fancy whatever title, as long as you deliver the content that is promised.

Plus, Rian Johnson and the author of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi novel Jason Fry, make it evident that Snoke is dead and gone. Dead and gone.

Rian Johnson even includes a shot of showing Snoke lying on the floor, clearly dead.

Photo Credit: [Star Wars: The Last Jedi] LucasfilmIf that’s not deader than a door doornail, I don’t know what is.

Fry’s description of the final moments of Snoke drive the nail home into the coffin on this matter:

"“The Supreme Leader closed his eyes. This was a drama best appreciated through the Force, not the crude approximation offered by mundane senses… ‘I see him turning the lightsaber to strike true. And now, foolish child, he ignites it and kills his true enemy.’ It was the last thing the Supreme Leader ever said.” Excerpt From The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) Jason Fry."

Once again. Ding dong, Snoke is dead.

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Remember. There is nothing wrong with speculating or even addressing rumors for Star Wars: Episode IX.

It’s those stirring up rumors and labeling them as leaks is flat-out terrible and deceptive journalism. Be careful out there and don’t take any of these rumors as fact, especially 17 months away from the film’s release.

Star Wars: Episode IX hits theatres December 2019.