As of The Last Jedi release (12/2017), there was almost NO additional canon information that clarified who or what Snoke was. We see a better image of him in Episode VIII, we see details of his fashion sense, but that's about it - presumably, on purpose by Story group.
Personally, I'm starting to fall into CBR's point of view camp: "Snoke May ...
We don't know. He doesn't seem to have his own lightsaber in either of the films in which he appears. The film's Visual Dictionary strongly implies that, at least in his latter days, fighting physical combat really isn't his thing.
Supreme leader Snoke's first line of defence is his reclusiveness.
His reputation looms large over first Order territories,...
According to the Alan Dean Forser's TFA novelization (Chapter X), he was tall.
Seated on the raised platform that was the focus of the chamber was the blue-tinted holo of Supreme Leader Snoke. Tall and gaunt, he was humanoid but not human.
Seated in shadow, the tall, slender form loomed over the other two men.
Lest this be taken as "Hologram effect ...
Snoke seems to be missing his lower jaw, which is similar to an injury Darth Plagueis received years before the Phantom Menace when he was training Palpatine. There is no evidence that directly proves or disproves that Snoke is Plagueis, but it certainly seems like the route they're going on.
Plagueis preferred working behind the scenes, so it would be ...
There is no canon information on that as of this point.
As a matter of fact, we don't know if Snoke is old (assuming he watched G.E. rise as an adult, at least 70), the only thing we know for certain is that he predates the Galactic Empire:
“Kylo Ren, I watched the Galactic Empire rise, and then fall. The gullible prattle on about the triumph of truth ...
Here is some additional evidence, which I haven't already seen discussed anywhere.
Similar Theme Music
If you listen to the Force Awakens soundtrack song titled "Snoke" and listen to the Revenge of Sith song titled "Palpatine's Teachings" (when Palpatine teaches Anakin about Plagueis), you will find that they are too similar to be a coincidence.
First of all, as is often the case, Wikia is WRONG, when it says "Force-sensitive humanoid alien". This is clear when you dig into the article, where they explain why it's worded thusly: "Snoke was a humanoid alien who was leader of the Attendants, a retinue composed of mute alien navigators who originated from the Unknown Regions".
The actual canon ...
UPDATE 12/2017 - bonus facts from TLJ
Additionally, from The Last Jedi, we see that Snoke is clearly far superior to Kylo Ren in Force use. For example,
Also, in "The Force Hits a Snooze Buttons", we see Snoke effortlessly force-lighting-throw Kylo Ren across the room with contempt and seemingly little effort when he's annoyed with his failure.
General Leia Organa, leader of the Resistance, knows about Snoke. Since Han, Leia, and Luke1 all know about Snoke, it makes sense that the Resistance would also know about him.
Han and Leia talk about Snoke, mentioning him by name.
HAN: We’ve lost our son, forever.
LEIA: No. It was Snoke.
Later Han says something along the lines of
Leia (aka Resistance leader General Organa) tells Han that Snoke was the one who corrupted their son Ben
From Alan Dean Foster novelization:
First we have Maz discussing Snoke with Han:
“I need you to get this droid to the Resistance…,” Han said.
“Me?” Maz said archly.
“…and the loan sounds good too.”
“I see you’re in trouble,” Maz said. “I’...
These are identified in the film's Visual Dictionary as Snoke's "Attendants".
We also get a little bit of back-story. Apparently they were instrumental in helping the fleeing Imperial fleet to escape the newly resurgent Galactic Republic after their defeat at Jakku. This was when they apparently came under the influence of Snoke and the First Order.
He doesn’t need to hide his identity
Palpatine didn’t hide his face as some sort of fashion statement. Well, the hooded robes are, but the face concealment is not. Rather, he was trying to conceal his appearance. It would have been disastrous had anyone discovered that Count Dooku’s secret master, Darth Sidious, was really Sheev Palpatine, Senator and
As JK mentioned, The Last Jedi tells us very little about Snoke. But things we do learn are that:
If he rules from any particular planet, there is no hint as to what it is.
Furthermore, Snoke is
We also learn that
In addition, we discover that
From dialogue between Snoke and Kylo Ren, we learn that
Finally, perhaps the most interesting thing ...
Snoke uses a hologram.
He uses a hologram to communicate remotely with Kylo Ren and General Hux. We even see some dust fall from the ceiling and disrupt the projection a little bit.
CANON: Alan Dean Foster's novelization says
Seated on the raised platform that was the focus of the chamber was the blue-tinted holo of Supreme Leader Snoke.
This isn't a conclusive proof of anything; but it's plausible circumstantial evidence:
In all the events of Episodes IV-VI, Darth Sidious (aka Emperor Palpatine) was never shown even a hint of having a laser sword. Even when facing Luke in ROTJ, he relied on Vader's obedience to use his own lightsaber, or the Far-more-powerful-than-mere-Jedi-swordplay Sith ...
TLJ represents the most screen-time we get of Snoke in the flesh, and we never see him with one (of course, we never "made it" to his boudoir either). But the better argument is that Snoke probably didn't have one on him because he didn't need one
He uses the Force to toss Rey around like a rag doll. Granted she's a nascent Jedi at this point, but still, ...
does he mean that Kylo is unbalanced in the Force, somehow having an inner discord between the Light and the Dark?
That seems to be the implication. While there's no quotes yet, in this same scene, Snoke makes a direct reference to how he thought Kylo Ren could live up to Darth Vader's reputation as a renown Sith lord, and how he's been a disappointment in ...
In the Legends book Darth Plagueis, Plagueis states that the most important information and the best training comes from one on one lessons between master and apprentice. Not through other means like holocrons and transmissions. Also in the movie Snoke recalls Kylo and says, "We must complete your training," suggesting that they have started and then ...
Signs point to "No".
In an interview with Empire magazine, Abrams said,
"Kylo Ren is not a Sith," confirms JJ Abrams in the new issue of Empire. "He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.”
Now, there are a number of articles that are taking this as confirmation that Snoke is not a Sith, which I'm not ...
There are a number of reasons.
First is the practical. Ren may have troopers serving under him, but they serve the First Order, which is lead by Snoke. Ren may inspire fear in his underlings, but not respect or loyalty. So he would have to stage a coup single handed.
Second is that he does not want to (yet). Snoke is a leader but also a mentor, Ren ...
Who is Snoke?
According to the Starwars wiki
Where is he from?
Where he came from has been a mystery to Star Wars fans, with much speculation over his origins.
How did he come to power?
His rise to power is pretty much unknown and we don't really need to know as the CB: Star Wars puts it:
Real truth about Snoke is that Disney doesn't know what to do with him. Most important informations about Snoke are:
He is powerful Dark Side Force user.
He has watched Empire rise and fall, i.e. he has lived in Empire's era.
He is not a Sith.
Point no.3 is what creates trouble for Disney. Either they abandon continuity (Anakin ...
There is a theory circling around out there that Snoke is actually Darth Plagueis. If this turns out to be true, it's very likely that Yoda did know of him.
Other than speculation like that, there's no established canon on the subject.
The actor, Andy Serkis, who plays Snoke states he is a entirely different, new character:
"...It is very much a newly - introduced character...He's aware of what's gone on, in the respect that he has been around and is aware of prior events. I think it'd be fair to say he is aware of the past to a great degree... Supreme Leader Snoke is quite an ...