‘Star Wars’ Twitter Accounts — Follow Cast Members And Official Franchise Accounts

Star Wars Twitter

Twitter loves Star Wars and in the lead up to The Force Awakens landing in theaters December 18, we will see many exciting things.

We already had the release of the teaser trailer, on Thanksgiving Friday 2014 and the hugely anticipated first teaser trailer shared with the fandom at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim last month. Most agreed that the way Lucasfilm chose to introduce the clip was perfect. Letting fans from all around the world join in a global live stream feed proved to be brilliant and got everyone even more excited than they already are.

We still have many months until December and we are sure to see many more surprises from the studio. So let’s take a look at what Star Wars Twitter accounts you should be following so you don’t miss a thing.

@StarWars

This is the account to follow for all things Star Wars. They have all the latest information, so make sure you hit that following button.

@StarWarsUK

A special account for fans in the U.K. will keep them updated with all Star Wars news on Twitter. If you’re in England this is where you need to be.

@HamillHimself

Yes, original cast member Mark Hamill, himself, is on Twitter, which is pretty cool for us who are fans of the original trilogy, the one that started it all. Mark is relatively active on Twitter and is sure to be even more so, as the big day draws near.

@carriefisher

Princess Leia is another cast member on Twitter and she is quite eccentric in her tweets, just as she seems to be in person. Make sure you check out Carrie Fisher on Twitter.

@JohnBoyega

We are learning more and more about new Star Wars cast member John Boyega, who plays the renegade Stormtrooper, Finn in The Force Awakens. Since his co-star. Daisy Ridley (Rey) is not on Twitter, chances are you will see her show up in some of the stuff John shares with fans. Get following!

@ADaniels3PO

Who doesn’t love C3PO? Well now you can get to know him even better by following another original cast member Anthony Daniels. We are excited to see our golden friend again and he seems equally excited to return to The Force Awakens.

@TheWookieRoars

“Chewie, we’re home,” Harrison Ford (Han Solo) said at the end of The Force Awakens trailer and the fandom exploded with excitement. It is good to see another original cast member on Twitter. Follow Peter Mayhew to see what he’s up to.

@lovegwendoline

Gwendoline Christie was introduced as Captain Phasma, a female member of the Dark Side, chasing after our friend Finn. She is mad, she is tough, she is a strong Star Wars woman and she’s on Twitter. You can also see her on the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones.

@realOscarIsaac

Oscar Isaac made a big impression in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he kind of is on Twitter. The Guatemala-born actor, who is about to become a household name, joined in 2011, but only tweeted once. We’ll see if all the excitement makes him take to Twitter now.

Oscar Isaac in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Oscar Isaac as Pom Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Image via Lucasfilm)

@Lupita_Nyongo

Lupita brings her star power to The Force Awakens, having received an Academy Award for her work on 12 Years A Slave. Now she will play the CGI character, Maz Kanata, which looks incredibly cool. Get following!

@ActorKennyBaker

R2 D2 is on Twitter! Kenny Baker is another of the original Star Wars cast members who joined Twitter a few years ago and now will surely be tweeting about Episode VII more actively, we hope. Stay tuned.

@Bad_Robot

Bad Robot is Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams’ production company and many interesting things are tweeted here on a regular basis. For example, last year, when Abrams and Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman) were playing a little Twitter game (to fans’ delight) he posted a very cool teaser he called Hunka Junk. Who knows, we can have other goodies in store.

Those are the main Star Wars cast members on Twitter at this time, we shouldn’t loose hope that others may join between now and December 18. One last cool Star Wars related Twitter account to share with you is the vintage @StarWars7783, which shares really great stuff from the original trilogy.

Do you know of any other Star Wars Twitter accounts?

[Image via Lucasfilm, Star Wars 1977-1983/Twitter]

Daniel Craig’s Mysterious Cameo In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Revealed

Daniel Craig cameo 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

When rumors that Daniel Craig (James Bond) was spotted on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last fall surfaced, the fandom was wondering which character he would be playing.

One wouldn’t think of Daniel — an established actor — as the type to have a small part in this particular blockbuster, but from the reports about his involvement in the J.J. Abrams film, he was the one who approached the studio.

In September, spies following all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens spotted Craig on the Pinewood Studios outside of London, but they didn’t know what role he would be playing. Some suggested he would be one of the main characters, but the talk died down soon thereafter without further explanation.

During a recent interview, while at the London premiere of his new film, Man Up, fellow Brit Simon Pegg spilled the beans, oops!

“I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.” but he quickly corrected himself adding, “I shouldn’t have said that.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtroopers

Image via Lucasfilm

It’s too late now and very excited Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans are pumped to see Daniel Craig as one the new Stormtroopers, possibly under the control of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, the new villain wielding that newly designed lightsaber.

We may never know though, as the Stormtroopers’ identities are hidden behind their uniform helmets. The coolest thing is that according to an anonymous insider, Daniel Craig begged J.J. Abrams for the cameo in Star Wars: Episode VII.

“Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role – and was happy to have his name left off the posters. Fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is him.”

Daniel Craig’s cameo role on Star Wars: The Force Awakens gives us an idea of the magnitude and reach this film has not only with fans, but with established Hollywood stars.

[Image via Sony Pictures]

How Social Media Helped Make ‘Star Wars’ Day A Worldwide Celebration

'Star Wars' Day: May the fourth be with you

There is no question social media has helped make Star Wars a day of worldwide celebrations, but how did this come about?

May 4th is known in the geek world as Star War Day, a time to celebrate and bring out the nerd in fans of the massively successful franchise. As a new trilogy is to come out this December 18, with the release of The Force Awakens, fans are more excited than usual to party. Not that they need an excuse.

The origin of the date has nothing to do with the movie, just the allusion to the famous line from the franchise, “May the force be with you.” However, that’s were the link to George Lucas’ creation ends.

According to the Star Wars website, author Alan Arnold talked about “May the 4th be with you” while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm, emphasizing the influence the movies have on people of all walks of life.

Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister (in 1979). To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”

May the fourth be with you

(Image via Star Wars.com

While the idea of Star Wars Day surprisingly didn’t come from Lucasfilm, George Lucas’ production company took full advantage and promoted the fan celebration as much as possible. May is after all, a special day for the franchise as the six main films have all been released during this month.

Not only is May important to Star Wars fans because of the different release dates. It is also the month in which creator George Lucas celebrates his birthday (May 14). Disney and J.J. Abrams are starting a new tradition with a December release for The Force Awakens and the new chapter in the saga. To top it all, new images came out on Monday, courtesy of Annie Leibovitz and Vanity Fair.

Social media has allowed fans to truly celebrate Star Wars Day in a global way and the hashtag has been trending all day. May the fourth be with you!

[Image via Lucasfilm]