10 Twitter Accounts All Star Wars Fans Should Follow

star wars stormtrooper   10 Twitter Accounts All Star Wars Fans Should FollowIn October 2012 Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the production company primarily known for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. For a fraction over $4 billion, Disney therefore landed the Star Wars franchise, and promptly announced that it would be making three new films to complete the nine-film story arc originally planned by George Lucas in the 1970s. Various spin-offs are also expected.

The Star Wars franchise has been with us for 35 years, with the original film Star Wars (since renamed Star Wars IV: A New Hope) released in 1977. During that period of time we’ve had films, television shows, specials, reunions, and a lot of merchandise. But one thing has outlasted it all: the fans.

What follows are 10 Star Wars Twitter accounts that all Star Wars fans should be following. The list comprises a mix of actors, uber-fans, both official and unofficial websites, and parodies.

Official Star Wars @starwars

 

This is the official Star Wars Twitter account and is therefore closely related to the official Star Wars website. Many of the tweets refer to content on the main site, but there are also retweets of Star Wars news from other accounts as well as random facts from the history of the franchise.

Death Star PR @DeathStarPR

 

Imagine for a moment that we’ve all been hoodwinked, and that the Empire aren’t the bad guys after all. Stranger things have happened. All Darth Vader and co. need is a top-notch PR company issuing friendly press releases and fielding calls from the rebel scum. Also a Web series on YouTube.

TheForce.Net @theforcenet

 

TheForce.net is one of the best sites on the Web, and this is its home on Twitter. As well as a stream of updates related to happenings on the main site, TheForce.net Twitter account retweets other content from around the Web and converses with fans.

Darth Vader @DepressedDarth

 

There are several different Darth Vaders on Twitter, but Depressed Darth is the best one. Depression is no laughing matter, at least in the real world. But hearing the thoughts of a depressed Darth Vader, supposedly the most villainous villain in all of villainy, is ever so slightly amusing.

Yoda @yoda

 

Yoda is a firm fan favorite, especially when we were all able to witness the younger Yoda kicking ass in the prequel trilogy. He’s also down with the kids, having his own Twitter account on which he posts whatever random thoughts pop into his head. In other words: Tweets, he does.

Carrie Fisher @CarrieFFisher

 

Carrie Fisher is many things: novelist, screenwriter, performance artist, actress. But she’ll be best remembered for being Princess Leia long after she departs this mortal life. With that icomic gold bikini slave girl look she was the first crush of many teenagers. Her tweets often reference Star Wars.

Mark Hamill @HamillHimself

 

Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker, mainly because his career somewhat stalled after the original Star Wars trilogy. Gaming geeks will also know him for his voice work in various video games, but he’ll always be most fondly remembered for his part in these films. His tweets often reference Star Wars.

501st Legion @501stLegion

 

The 501st Legion describe themselves as the “World’s Definitive Imperial Costuming Organization,” and one look at their website makes it hard to argue with that. Essentially this is a group of people who dress up as the bad guys from Star Wars and attend events for free, only asking for a donation to be made to charity.

Dunc @clubjade

 

This is the official Twitter account for Club Jade, perhaps the geekiest Star Wars site on the entire Web. The website is packed full of content related to Star Wars and the science-fiction genre as a whole. The Twitter account is just as geeky but has extra content from other online sources.

Ordinary Star Wars @OrdinarySW

 

While the events of the Star Wars movies were occurring, life continued on for those not directly involved. This Twitter account attempts to tell their story, with random tweets from random people in the Star Wars universe. It sounds dull but Star Wars fans will appreciate every single joke.

Conclusions

There are a host of Star Wars Twitter accounts, but this list represents the best of the best. If you want/need to find more to sate your need for geeky goodness, simply search for Star Wars on Twitter and keep scrolling until you find the droids accounts you’re looking for.

If you find any more Star Wars Twitter shenanigans that you think is worth sharing, please comment below including a link. Or just tell us what you think of Star Wars, the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm, or anything else pertaining to Star Wars. Use the force space provided.

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One Comment -

Chris Marcoe

Some of these are pretty far into geekdom. Not that I mind that. Besides, geekdom is a great place to be.

Thanks for the ideas to follow!!