This morning, I read the piece at Collider -- which basically piggybacks on a piece from Empire Magazine (and now I'm piggybacking it here for my own nefarious purposes) -- about how JJ's confirmed that the film's big villain (aka Kylo Ren) isn't even a Sith. This follows the news from a week or so ago that JJ and co-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan created a whole "Knights of Ren" from which Kylo is descended from.
Sure, I'm all for expanding the cinematic Star Wars universe, and -- like everyone else -- I'm hoping that JJ doesn't royally screw this up ... so maybe he should really just go back to his demonstrated tactic in handling the Star Trek Cinematic Universe and say nothing. I'd rather he talk about the story a bit instead of these character underpinnings, mostly because each one feels just a bit less impressive than the one before.
I'm the cynic Obi-Wan warned you about, so don't hate me, haters. Like you, I want Star Wars to be grand, not just great, so let's keep our fingers crossed.