J.J. Abrams got very candid about the villains of the movie — Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie). According to the director, though Kylo Ren and General Hux are on the same side, they might not be the closest of allies.
"[Hux is] kind of opposite Kylo Ren. They have their own relationship, which is individual and unusual. One of them is strong in different ways than the other," Abrams revealed. "They're both vying for power."
Power is a big theme in the First Order, the heir to the Republic of old. "The desire for power is hugely motivating for a lot of people and normally the people who want all the power are not the ones who should have it."
That should be chilling to Leia (Carrie Fisher) and the rebels, since the First Order has an extremely deadly weapon in its hands — the Starkiller Base.
"It is very much — and it's acknowledged as such in the movie — apparently another Death Star," Abrams said. "But what it's capable of, how it works, and what the threat is, is far greater than what the Death Star could have done. Starkiller Base is another step forward, technologically speaking, in terms of power."
Let's hope the Force is strong in the good guys!
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Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights. Read More