There is only one winner of Twitter after The Force Awakens, and it’s @KyloR3n. (Spoilers, naturally.) Discovered by The Daily Dot’s Eric Geller last night, the genius behind it remains unknown, but the laughs are, thankfully, forever. There’s a selection of spoiler-free tweets below the cut.
J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and several of The Force Awakens’ stars were on hand today for #TwitterAwakens, a live Q&A via the @starwars Twitter. It was a crazy whirlwind, and yes, Harrison Ford dropped what may be a major spoiler – if you haven’t been paying attention. (It’s the spoiler – it’s not about Luke or anyone’s parentage, though he did spell Kylo as ‘Kilo,’ which is hilarious.)
Also, Mark Hamill trolled, and Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac sang a (brief) duet.
I’ve collected most of the tweets, but to see the actual questions you have to read it on Twitter. If you want to avoid Harrison’s spoiler, skim over everything from the Lupita picture (or Carrie’s “Good, I was jealous.”) until you see Harrison’s own mug (above center.)
It (technically) began with a post here several years back, and last year, the @SWStylebook Twitter account was born, for those who like their Star Wars spelling and grammar as pedantic as possible. Despite some occasional periods of downtime, the Twitter account is still up and running, and I recently did an interview about it with Andy Bechtel of The Editor’s Desk.
Over the last week, we finally got our first look at Del Rey’s first post-ROTJ novel in the new canon – and a brand new, very Twitter-savvy author to go with it. We also swooned over Oscar Isaac pictures, planned for Celebration (#SWCA is the official hashtag, if that matters to you) and partook of some delicious fanboy tears. Onward!
Remember our unofficial Star Wars style guide from a few years back? Well, now there’s a Twitter account, @SWStylebook, because apparently I am insane. Apparently a lot of other people are, too, because it took off like gangbusters last night and I am still a little freaked out. Please follow it and also feel free to ask/suggest stuff!
Last night’s round of #AskStarWars lead to a funny exchange between @StarWars and @Marvel. Alas, negotiations broke down, but everyone parted as friends. Or, well, happy step-siblings. See the tweets below the cut.