Supreme Leader Snoke was by far the most mysterious character in The Force Awakens, as we learned almost nothing about him other than that he’s Kylo Ren’s boss and his face is all sorts of messed-up. Due to this lack of information, Star Wars came up with all sorts of crazy theories about Snoke’s real identity. Thankfully, some new Last Jedi toys appear to have disproved one of the most outlandish theories out there. Why? Because Samuel L. Jackson isn’t that tall.
A particularly unlikely fan theory posited that Snoke was really the Jedi master Mace Windu, even though most people assumed he died in Revenge of the Sith after Emperor Palpatine flung him out a window. The “evidence” supporting this theory was tenuous at best. Jackson, the actor behind Windu, insists that the character is still alive, and the character was known to tap into the Dark Side in combat. Plus, that purple lightsaber wasn’t standard issue to those purely on the Light Side of the Force. The theory goes on to state that Finn is actually Mace Windu’s son, which is why Snoke has Kylo Ren take such an interest in him.
Even though this theory is already a huge reach, new toys would appear to put a final nail in its coffin. A BB-8 playset contains miniature figures of Snoke and his praetorian guard, and Snoke towers over the guards. Presumably, this means he’s not human, but he’s definitely taller than Mace Windu was by a lot.
Snoke’s height does open the door for other insane fan theories, though. Like, what if he’s four bald Ewoks standing on each others’ shoulders in a trench coat?
We’ll know for sure when The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.