What is Supreme Leader Snoke?


Yesterday an article dropped on Empire Magazine where Andy Serkis was interviewed about Supreme Leader Snoke. Emma Thrower, the writer of the article says the following about the character:

We know Snoke is a big deal, but he may be even bigger than first thought - and we're talking some serious inches. 300 of them, to be precise.

300 Inches?!?! That is 25 feet. If this is what it appears to be saying then we are dealing with a new type of villain. Gone are the lightsaber battles of the other films. This is something “other” and this character is easily becoming one of the great mysteries of this new film trilogy.

What is Snoke? Where is he from? If he is not a Sith then what is he? Hopefully we will have some of these questions answered on December 18th.