As the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi is near, there are new assumptions and theories surrounding the much-awaited movie. Allegedly, contrary to everyone’s belief that the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) is the movie’s villain, it might not be the case.

Although he might not be the good guy, some believe that he is just misdirecting fans so they won't know who the real antagonist is. It has often been said that “Episode 8” will be far different from the franchise’s previous movies. In fact, the film series’ run may change for a lifetime, with the reveal of the sequel trilogy’s real big bad.

Snoke vs Palpatine’s antagonist characters

Since Supreme Leader Snoke was introduced in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” his character had been bound to secrecy.

In fact, Andy Serkis himself didn’t know what his character was going to look like until he started filming. Snoke was likened to the original trilogy’s antagonist, Sheev Palpatine - also known as Darth Sidious. If the sequel trilogy is going to follow its predecessor’s storyline, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) will be the new Darth Vader. This perfectly fits his all-black outfit, voice-altering mask, and his trying to defeat his mentor, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

But behind all these, Snoke remains a hologram figure. According to Digital Spy, the leader of the First Order carries enough mystery, but not as the trilogy’s main villain.

He hadn’t done anything in “Episode 7” compared to Palpatine, who was active in the original movie.”Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson said that Snoke’s real identity is not even important.

"He's a dark force: the scary thing behind the thing," the filmmaker teased. He admitted that he was not interested in featuring his backstory or his history.

“Except where it serves this story," he added. So, there is a strong assumption that he is not the sequel trilogy’s real villain.

A big twist to the real villain

There are a number of theories surrounding Supreme Leader Snoke’s real identity. In fact, some say that he could be Anakin Skywalker, Gallius Rax, or Darth Plagueis.

However, these assumptions are thought to be just filling the void of information about the sequel trilogy’s main villain. This might be “The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams and Disney’s way to lead fans into a different direction and talk about Snoke instead. In the official poster of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in Japan, it teased that "the most shocking truth in ‘Star Wars’ history will soon be revealed."

This might be because the much-loved Jedi master Luke Skywalker could be the possible main villain of the new trilogy. To prove this claim, this is the same thing that Mark Hamill wanted to be done a long time ago. There was even a video in 2005 where he was pitching the idea of Luke turning to the Dark Side in “Episode 8” to George Lucas.