Newsflash - Andy Serkis' character in The Force Awakens is not called Uber after all. That alias is now confirmed as a code name designed to preserve the identity of the new character. Having said that, his identity doesn't seem to have actually needed any concealment, so fans are left wondering what the point of all that hoo-hah was. Serkis is, in fact, playing Supreme Leader Snoke, a character that's being brought to cinematic life through the wonders of motion-capture technology and CGI. Barely any better than "Uber", Snoke is one of those names that might take a while to get used to, but remember that Palpatine was also a name that attracted a fair amount of amusement when it first went public. The fact that Snoke's face and body are being created electronically leads most people to conclude that he's an alien. He could even be a character that's - gasp! - not humanoid (Serkis is well versed in moving about in a non-human manner from his work on The Planet Of The Apes franchise). What's certain is that he's not merely a disfigured human, as suggested by some, or his character would be more easily realised by applying some make-up and/or prosthetics. The revelation of the character's name has set the Internet ablaze with speculation concerning his role in the movie. There's even a short entry about Snoke on Wookiepedia, which is hilarious in its vagueness. Snoke is "the supreme leader of an organization," it says, going out on the proverbial limb. Still, at least they have an entry already, so kudos to them for that. So who is Snoke, and what part does he play in the movie? Here are the six best educated guesses about who and what he is. Speculation this may be, but don't be at all surprised if one of these theories is right on the money.