As the world is well aware by now, the old term for Star Wars' evil Galactic Empire no longer applies in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, replaced as it has been by the tyrannical new dark regime called The First Order. How this fascist political machine came about was a question asked in a new interview with the director from Empire Magazine's upcoming Star Wars-centric issue.
Here's what Abrams explained on the historical origins of this sinister administration:
“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?”
The First Order as South American Nazi reformed as a ruthless dictatorial entity? Images seen in recent stills and trailers with Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren leading the evil league certainly suggest a feared, well-organized force bent on severe vengeance and intent on seizing back control of the galaxy far, far away. Three decades after the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, The First Order appears to be an imposing opponent for the newly retitled Resistance, apparently ruled over by the mysterious Supreme Commander Snoke, the mo-cap character being played by Andy Serkis.
We shall all be informed when Star Wars: The Force Awakens storms theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.