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Empire clarifies what Snoke is and The First Order’s origins.

The new issue of Empire confirms and clarifies a few things about Kylo Ren, the First Order, and Snoke. For a long time we wondered if Snoke was going to be a powerful Force user or simply a dictator and ideologue. Now we have our answer:

“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.”

He is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force. Even more interesting:

“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?”

I think it is safe to say at this point that the line of dialogue stating “I will finish what you started” from the Covergirl line probably pertains to Kylo Ren based on that quote.

The new Empire issue hits this Thursday! I can’t wait to read the rest as it sounds like a must-read interview.

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