Of all the characters who graced the screen in the 2015 film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 was the most adorable, Rey was the most padawan-tastic, Finn was the most finn-tastic, and Snoke was the most enigmatic. Snoke, who appears to be the villain of the sequel series, was intentionally cryptic.
And it seems he will remain that way.
Rian Johnson, director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, told Empire Magazine, "We got the whole story of Palpatine’s rise to power in the prequels, but in the original films he's exactly what he needs to be, which is just ‘The Emperor’ He's a dark force: the scary thing behind the thing. That was entirely how I approached Snoke. I wasn't interested in explaining where he came from or telling his history, except where it serves this story.”
We know that Snoke is the Supreme Leader of the First Order, a role equivalent to Emperor Palpatine in the original trilogy. But as we get Palpatine’s backstory in the prequel trilogy, if the two characters are true analogs, it therefore means we could've already met Snoke.
Even if this isn’t the case, it’s likely that we’ll get to know more about Supreme Leader Snoke in the final film of the sequel trilogy, as we got to know a little more about Palpatine in Return of the Jedi.
So if you want to get up close and personal with the commander of the Knights of Ren, you’re going to have to wait. Patience, my young apprentice.