A Darth Vader selfie hit the Star Wars Instagram account on Monday afternoon as the new installment of the franchise moves into the 21st century.
The dark side of the force is very much alive as production of Episode VII moves ever so close to beginning early next year.
Social media has revealed Darth Vader will be the second original character to be cast in Star Wars following another photo of R2 D2 with director J.J. Abrams posted to his@BadRobot Twitter on November 14 as reported by The Inquisitr.
This is definitely uncharted territory as the classic films had never before been able to take advantage of social media for promotional purposes.
Fans are massively excited to see Darth Vader, R2 D2, and their other human friends who will be part of one of the most anticipated sequels of all time, Star Wars Episode VII.
The @StarWars account dubs itself, "The official Star Wars Twitter account", which is confirmed by the blue check mark next to the name.
Darth Vader's first selfie in history shows him pointing the back of an iPhone to take the snap. Maybe he needs some lessons on how to use modern electronics.
Follow us at http://t.co/LxWVnCn9vC. It is useless to resist. pic.twitter.com/AiuJ6jwSKiWe can expect frequent updates about how the production of Star Wars Episode VII is coming along, with all the social media accounts already making fans wonder who else will be coming back from the original films of the '70s and '80s.
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 2, 2013
No plot or casting announcements have been made by Abrams or the Disney, but things are happening as the start of production nears.
Disney recently held open and online casting calls for the main characters millions will flock to see when Star Wars Episode VII comes to theaters on December 18, 2015.
The studio is looking for a 17-year-old woman they call Rachel and an 18-year-old male actor whom they named Thomas for the main roles.
Even though Episode VI included the scene in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) confronts his father, Darth Vader, who ultimately dies in the film, it seems the character is making a comeback.
Hi from the workshop! #StarWarsVII pic.twitter.com/9R7JGSfxlCHow do you feel about having R2 D2 and now Darth Vader return to the new Star Wars installment?
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 14, 2013
[Image courtesy of Star Wars/Instagram]