In a Star Wars-centric edition of Empire magazine JJ Abrams discussed some details on the origins of his ideas for The First Order.
“That all came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again?’” Abrams reveals. “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?”
But the most shocking statement of the interview is about the character of Kylo Ren:
“Kylo Ren is not a Sith,” confirms JJ Abrams in the new issue of Empire. “He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.”
Does this mean he is breaking the Rule of 2? Or is there an as yet to introduce character out there to play Padawan to Leader Snoke’s Master?