Despite his dark garb , sith-like cloak , a sweet cross-guard lightsaber and his use of the Force in the epic trailer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams says Kylo Ren is not a Sith lord or apprentice. While speaking to Empire magazine, Abrams was quoted saying:
“Kylo Ren is not a Sith…He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.”
Supreme Leader Snoke is the mysterious motion capture character played by premiere Mo-Cap pacesetter, Andy Serkis. To date all we have gotten from the character was his chilling voice over in the first teaser and this has led many fans to speculate that Snoke could really be Darth Plagueis (Who is known to Star Wars fans as a very powerful Sith who may or may not have died a long time ago) in disguise.
Abrams went on to give a few more details about The First Order. Speaking of their origins and possible motivations, he said:
“That all came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again? What could be born of that? Could The First Order exist as a group that actually admired The Empire? Could the work of The Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr? Could there be a need to see through what didn’t get done?”
These are very interesting revelations indeed. It would seem that if anything, the Star Wars mythos are about to be enriched with even more complex villains as the story gets expanded in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and all the other spin-offs that follow, which is something to be very excited about!
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