Andy Serkis teases Snoke return

MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE LAST JEDI BELOW

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The decision to kill of Snoke in Episode 8 was a devisive one to say the least. But speaking in an interview with /Film’s Peter Sciretta, Andy Serkis has revealed that all may not be as it seems for the former Supreme Leader of the First Order.

Sciretta set up the topic by asking:
“I’d like to ask a quick Star Wars question. Supreme Leader Snoke was seemingly set up as this ultimate galactic villain in The Force Awakens, so what was your reaction when you first read the script for The Last Jedi and discovered that your character would die in that way?”

Rather than turning down the question or offering up the usual political answer that Star Wars cast members seem to have in infinite supply, Serkis actually offered up a tease that may get the Star Wars fandom talking once again.

His reply:
“Look, it’s Star Wars, so you never know how life, or whether life can be come back to or not. Whether you can be resuscitated or brought back. I was shocked. Dramatically, it felt absolutely right for that moment in the film, so I didn’t question it. I just think it’s a very, very important scene, so I didn’t question it. But I do, I know it’s left fans feeling like, that they were really searching for something there. And what I’m saying is, who knows?”

It was later confirmed in the interview that Serkis had not spoken to JJ Abrams about Episode 9 following the release of Episode 8. But it’s a tantalizing tease for those fans who wanted more out of the Trilogy’s supposed “big bad”.

After all is said and done this is little more than fan theories again, but it’s a fun prospect that the doors are really wide open for where Abrams wants to take the final film in the trilogy he started. Personally I’m a big fan of the Snoke return concept, so kudos to /Film and Peter Sciretta for getting the tease out of the performance capture King.

Cloverfield 4 ft. Nazis?

Could Cloverfield by the most confusing franchise in history? I’m starting to think so. After the cult hit that was the original Cloverfield, the secretive JJ Abrams series has seen a (spiritual?) sequel in 10 Cloverfield Lane and we were all aware of the upcoming third installment set on a space station tentatively titled God Particle. 

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

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/Film reported yesterday that a fourth Cloverfield movie has not only been touted and lined up, but has in fact already finished filming. Claiming that the film has been shooting under the working title Overlord and that whilst Chapter 3 in the loosely connected umbrella franchise will be taking us to outer space, the fourth will be taking us all the way back to WW2. With /Film’s synopsis reading:

“On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.”

The film will supposedly be directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) and stars Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) and Jovan Adepo (Fences).

News from the Cloverfield franchise didn’t stop there however. As the Hollywood Reporter have also recently reported on rumours that God Particle may in fact not see an international theatrical release in cinemas. With it looking possible that Paramount will instead sell the rights to the third film to Netflix.

Whatever its future we’re certainly excited to see what happens with JJ Abrams’ sci-fi series.

God Particle is scheduled for an April 2018 release date, with Overlord potentially releasing in October of this year.