Does the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack reveal the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke?

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Possible Episode VIII and IX spoilers ahead

He is the puppet master behind the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but we know very little about Supreme Leader Snoke, head of the First Order and tutor in the Dark Side to Kylo Ren.


We know he is played by Andy Serkis, appears as an immense hologram and has a heavily scarred face, but other than that, he is a total mystery.

Or is he? According to one convincing fan theory, the soundtrack implies he is an old, old villain, albeit one we have never seen before.

For those without an in-depth knowledge of the Dark Side of the Force, Darth Plagueis was the master and teacher of Darth Sidious, also known as Emperor Palpatine from Episodes 1-6.

Before Sidious betrayed him (it’s not personal, betrayal is actually required by Sith philosophy) Plagueis was said to have unlocked the secret of eternal life, making his possible reappearance surprising but not baffling.

The analysis in the video above shows just how similar the themes for Darth Plagueis and Supreme Leader Snoke are – is this a musical hint of what is to come?


What do you think? Is the similar soundtrack a hint Plagueis may be about to emerge from the shadows, or have our minds been clouded by the Dark Side?