AceShowbiz - J.J. Abrams talks about inspirations behind the new villains in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Speaking to Empire magazine, the director reveals that The First Order was inspired by Nazis who fled to South America after Hitler fell.
"Kylo Ren is not a Sith," he said of the villainous character portrayed by %cAdam Driver%. "He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force."
"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?" he said. "And could Vader be a martyr? Could there be a need to see through what didn't get done?"
"The Force Awakens" is slated for a release in U.S. theaters on December 18. It stars %cMark Hamill%, %cHarrison Ford%, %cCarrie Fisher%, %cJohn Boyega%, %cDaisy Ridley%, %cOscar Isaac%, and %cLupita Nyong'o% among others.