Disney and Lucasfilm finally confirmed the coming of the Elite Praetorian Guard in #Star Wars: #The Last Jedi.” In the new photos obtained by Entertainment Weekly, Supreme Leader Snoke's (Andy Serkis) [VIDEO] security can be seen ready to take some action.

The Force Leader’s Supreme Leader was first seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” through a hologram, but it looks like he can now be seen out of his throne. Will fans finally see the mysterious character wandering around with his sentinels?

The guards’ official coming

“They’re his personal guards,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson told EW. They always stick to #Supreme Leader Snoke, so they are basically his protectors.

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“The Emperor’s guards were very formal,” he added. The film writer revealed that Elite Praetorian Guard might look like they could engage in a fight, but they actually cannot.

They will be often seen looking very ceremonial and will never be deployed into action. However, when the situation calls for it, they can step forward and start a fight if they really have to. “They have to seem dangerous,” he continued. Of course, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) will also be seen around with his Dark Side master as they plan to bring the Resistance down.

Rian Johnson also gave a little trivia about the Praetorian Guard’s name. He explained that it is derived from the real-life history of the elite special guard who looked after the ancient Roman emperors.

The mystery surrounding Snoke

Additionally, Supreme Leader Snoke’s real personality remains a big mystery.

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In fact, the Force-sensitive humanoid alien is still surrounded by theories and assumptions.

As fans are longing to know the villain’s history and back-story, Rian Johnson teased that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will explore more about the antagonist and his plans against the Resistance, but his whole story will remain under wraps.

The director explained that just like Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) real parents, Snoke is in the film to tell something about its story. “And a story is not a Wikipedia page,” he said. He even likened the trilogy sequel’s antagonist to the original film’s big villain, Emperor Palpatine or also known as Darth Sidious.

He narrated that fans didn’t know anything about the Naboo Senator apart from the knowledge that Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) knew he is the evil guy behind Darth Vader in the film’s first installment. Then eventually, his story unfolds as his power rises, which plays an integral part in the story. “We’ll learn exactly as much about Snoke as we need to,” he teased.