J.J. Abrams on the Knights of Ren backstory and true identity of Snoke

07.20.16 11 months ago

Although director/producer J.J. Abrams is mostly done with his Star Wars work, he's a fountain of knowledge just waiting to be tapped. He recently revealed some very interesting things about Supreme Leader Snoke and the Knights of Ren that have our minds racing.

Collider was speaking to Abrams about Star Trek but got on the topic of Star Wars, as you do. They asked him what kind of anthology film would he like to see in the universe that hasn't already been announced (Rogue One, Han Solo's movie etc.).

“I gotta say Kathy Kennedy, who”s running it all, she seems to be sort of hitting all the right, pushing all the right buttons. I feel like there isn”t something that I would love to see,” he first replied, then added, “I guess the one thing I would say is that there”s a Knights of Ren story that I think would be pretty cool to tell.”

The Knights of Ren were only shown very briefly during Rey's visions in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but we do know Kylo Ren led them to massacre Luke Skywalkers Jedi-in-training. What we can take from Abrams here is there's definitely a backstory already vaguely mapped out for them but nothing specifically planned to tell it.

After Kylo, the Knights of Ren were, in turn, under the command of Supreme Leader Snoke who Collider also asked Abrams about during their interview. I'll give you the exact exchange:

Collider: Do you know the true identity of Snoke?”

Abrams: Do I know the true identity? Meaning…”

Collider: Like as in you know the reveal when it will eventually happen. Like you know what's going to be revealed.

Abrams: I'll tell you what I know. I'll say I know what is happening with that character. Like going forward.

Is it just me or does this mean Snoke has no hidden identity? Plenty of fans have discussed theories over the last year or so about who he might really be. I must confess I wasn't one of them. I just always considered him a brand new character.

What do you make of what Abrams had to say and would you like to see a Knights of Ren movie?

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