J. J. Abrams Reveals ‘The Force Awakens’ Plot Details


There are some other magazines that seem to have suspicious levels of access to the stars. We certainly don’t trust any publication shady enough to have ‘exclusives’ or ‘scoops’, but in one of these silly things J. J. Abrams revealed a few crucial details about his upcoming Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens.

Kylo Ren is the guy with the red lightsaber that looks like the most awesome sword in the world, and from his briefest of appearances in last year’s teaser trailer he has had people guessing who he is. Well, it seems he is not a Sith but “works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force”.

The Force Awakens is set thirty years after the demise of the Empire, and the death of Darth Vadar, and Abram’s universe is in a state of near revolution. The First Order are a band of individuals who feel the Empire’s work was not complete, a band of people continuing the work and the practice of the dark side of the force, including Kylo Ren.

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? – J. J. Abrams

This makes the prospect of a follow up sequel all the more enticing, flipping the original trilogy on its head. Featuring original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and co, plus a host of new talent including Adam Driver, The Force Awakens will finally reach us on 18th December 2015.

What are your predictions?

Story originally published by Empire Magazine
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