Newswire: Kylo Ren is not a Sith, but he really digs their style

There’s been plenty of speculation about who Kylo Ren, one of the new bad guys featured in The Force Awakens, actually is. As he’s been known to do, director J.J. Abrams has been keeping most of the details on the newest entry in the Star Wars saga close to his Corellian spacer vest. However, the director is slowly revealing details on the nature and backstory of the new man in black.

“Kylo Ren is not a Sith,” Abrams tells Empire (the magazine, not the Empire). “He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side Of The Force.” Snoke is a performance-captured character featured in the new film and is being played by Andy Serkis (According to Empire, he’s also the character delivering the voiceover in the first Force Awakens teaser trailer.) Abrams explained to Entertainment Weekly a few weeks back …

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