During the recent VaintyFair profile on Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the franchise’s legacy, director J.J. Abrams had an insightful comparison for The First Order, as The Empire had been directly linked to the Nazis of World War II, this group would be also connected to history in a way. Abrams suggesting The First Order is similar to the Argentine Nazis.

ABRAMS: “It was almost like if the Argentine Nazis had sort of got together and actually started to bring that back in some real form.”

This group fed Europe to hide out in Argentina and create new identities/families to avoid being found out as being involved in the Holocaust and other war crimes. Instead of these Nazis being hunted by international authorities and the Mossad, what if they hypothetically regrouped and tried to revive the Nazi reign? That alternative history perspective isn’t terribly off as methods of the Nazis did spread to other countries and some that had been allied with Germany during the war.

It’s certainly an interesting take as George Lucas always seemingly envisioned Nazis/fascism as the big bads of Star Wars.

I’m curious to see how General Hux and Richard E. Grant’s Allegiant General Pryde are explored in the film along with how The First Order hierarchy actually works.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20th.


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