Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi” is recently the subject of wild theories and engaging speculations. The latest and the loudest among all these is the identity of the Supreme Leader and the movie’s new villain-Snoke.

A theory from Redditor Darby_Piper, which is a certified hard-core fan, takes us back to the history of Legends to point out a potential background about the villain’s origin. This involved his character as someone who is an evil twin to the fan-favourite character-Anakin Skywalker.

Darth Plagueis

The novel titled Death Plagueis released in 2008 is the source of this Redditor’s explanation.

Darth Sidious or commonly known as Palpatine is the ardent apprentice of Plagueis. He revealed in the Revenge of the Sith that Plagueis used the Force to create life. Among his greatest experiment was his attempt to form life from scratch.

Canon version

In canon, it was revealed that his attempts all failed. However, the Force responded to his wrongdoings and created its own child, the miracle baby of Shmi Skywalker—Anakin. From that storyline, Darby_Piper links his claim. He suggested that the experiment was an initial success creating Snoke, making his character a darker reflection of Anakin Skywalker. He is the creation that has lived in the dark surviving through the rise and the fall of the Empire.

The theorist further points out that the appearance of the latest villain is a manifestation of the failed experiment and the strong retaliation of the Force. In addition, he said that Palpatine could have tried killing the Supreme Leader so he fled the galaxy.


The latest confirmation of actor Hayden Christensen joining the celebration panel next week has also sparked the speculation about Anakin.

Several theories suggested that the character could potentially appear to Luke as a Force Ghost in “Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi.”

Andy Serkis will play the role of the Supreme Leader. The first trailer of the next Star Wars installment is expected to be released on April 14. “Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi” will be in cinemas on December 15.