Star Wars Inaugurates Instagram Account with Darth Vader Selfie

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What do you do when you’re not busy destroying rebel planets, choking out generals and dealing with traumatizing father issues? Why, you grab a quality selfie and upload it to Instagram of course.

At least that’s how Lucasfilm/Disney decided to launch its new Star Wars Instagram account this week: by posting a fun shot of Darth Vader snapping a selfie from the body-strewn corridor of a spaceship. Accompanying caption: “Another day at the office.”

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Described as “the official home of Star Wars on Instagram,” @starwars already had more than 150,000 followers by early Wednesday. The widely reposted Vader shot had some 47,000 likes and counting. Favorite comments so far:

  • “I wonder if it’s an Android phone.”
  • “Good pic, but a bit on the dark side.”
  • “I find your lack of photo border disturbing.”

Disney acquired the “Star Wars” brand last year and is hard at work on an Episode VII, expected to arrive in theaters in 2015. Behind-the-scenes photos added to the Instagram account suggest it could become a major outlet for hints about the next film, assuming Luke, Leia and Han don’t clutter the feed with their own selfies…

(via Los Angeles Times)

  • Monteraz

    “dealing with traumatizing father issues”? LOOL (and vintage spoiler :/)

  • Mike

    Have fun destroying this, Disney.

  • Livewireshock

    Is it just me or is this story just weird, with people liking this parody. Vader taking a selfie, in front of a dead stormtrooper. Yet the immediate story before this is about a supposedly terrible person who takes a selfie in front of a potential suicide jumper, placed on the front page of the New York Post. I think it says more about current society when considering both stories.

  • Mantis

    Destroy it? Hell, I hope Disney can actually salvage it.

  • Vlad Dusil

    How do you know the Stormtrooper is dead?

    Also I am sure you realize the difference between real life and fiction when comparing both stories and their context.

  • Burnin Biomass

    Vader is evil, we expect that from him. Wait till you see food picture he took at lunch that he captioned “Fried Ewok on a bed of rocket, YUM!”.

  • Aaron Cole

    The “selfie” is the most unfortunate trend in photography to date. I hope is sticks around like 8-track.

  • olivierjules

    Don’t underestimate the pawaaar of the dark room!!!