Obvious color symbolism has always been a thing in the Star Wars universe. Red is the color of the Dark side and pure evil in Star Wars, so there’s no doubt it’s Supreme Leader Snoke’s favorite color. A new video from Lucasfilm and USA Today shows that Star Wars: The Last Jedi might really play up the whole “red is evil” thing in Snoke’s potential throne room.
In the original trilogy, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa (pure of heart) wore white, Han Solo was decked out in black and white to show his moral ambiguity, and Darth Vader wore nothing but black. Emperor Palpatine’s royal guards were a stark, red wound every time they were on screen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; and, now, the latest threat to the galaxy, Supreme Leader Snoke, is probably mimicking that very same imagery.
Snoke’s favorite color seems to be red, and he’s decked out his entire life in it.
The new behind-the-scenes look mostly focuses on director Rian Johnson and his experiences with being a giant Star Wars nerd who got to work on a Star Wars film. It’s heartwarming and sweet, but it also includes some never-before-seen imagery that we should unpack.
First up is Johnson directing Daisy Ridley (Rey) in a blood-red room, which we can assume is Snoke’s throne room due to the presence of a de-helmeted Praetorian Guard standing at the right side of the shot:
Ridley, cute as a button, seems to have a good time on set with Johnson. But it’s her continued presence in the red room that indicates something pretty important. Does this mean Rey might have a showdown with Snoke in The Last Jedi?
There’s no absolute confirmation that this red room is Snoke’s throne room. But, honestly, what else could it be? Think back to the whole color symbolism thing of the Star Wars universe; red is indicative of evil in its purest form — red guards, red lightsabers, et cetera — so it would make sense that the greatest threat in the new trilogy, Snoke, would have a totally red throne room to his name.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.
If you liked this article, check out this fan theory that connects Snoke to Anakin Skywalker.