The filmmaker has already explained how he felt revealing Snoke’s origins wouldn’t have served the direct narrative in The Last Jedi, but has now added further comments.
Johnson appeared at the Star Wars The Last Jedi Q&A for BAFTA, where he suggested where Snoke’s backstory could be revealed in the future.
According to Cinema Blend, the director said: “In this particular story, it’s much more like the original trilogy, where with Snoke if you think about the actual scenes, if suddenly I had paused one of the scenes to give a 30 second monologue about who he was, it would have kind of stopped the scene in its tracks, I realised.
“Even though it could have been interesting, something that fans were interested in, as storytellers, we have to kind of serve what the scenes need to be.”
Ridley said: “Well I, like Mark [Hamill], had some reservations about the script.
“I thought, ‘Is John [Boyega, who plays Finn]? He’s away from me, and I don’t want to be away from him.’”
Star Wars Episode IX will be released in UK cinemas on December 20, 2019.