Director JJ Abrams, interviewed by Empire Magazine, which release it’s October edition of it’s magazine on Thursday, August 27th, reveals some details on “The First Order”:
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 would be born of that? Could The First Order exist as a group that actually admired The Empire? Could be 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?”
Abrams went to on to talk about Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, a member of a group titled “The Knights of Ren,” and confirmed that he is not a member of the Sith.
“Kylo Ren is not a Sith, he works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.” Any Serkis is the actor portraying Supreme Leader Snoke through motion capture and also adding his voice.
Source: Empire Magazine