A Darth Vader Selfie is Used to Launch the Star Wars Instagram Account

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It's official--Star Wars has joined Instagram in what is likely a maneuver to promote the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. And, as if a Star Wars account on Instagram isn't cool enough, the first photo posted was a Darth Vader selfie. That's right, a Darth Vader selfie, a word combination you probably never expected to hear.

It looks like the Star Wars account popped up on Instagram yesterday. So far, five pictures have been posted and the account has more than 120,000 followers with a combined 80,000 likes on the photos.

Without further ado, check out the first Star Wars post on Instagram below:

This selfie makes you ponder on some pretty important things, such as how different the original trilogy would have been had social media been around. If the stormtroopers used Instagram accounts to post selfies, can you imagine the amount of force chokes that would have happened?

After the Darth Vader selfie started getting around, a lot of folks on Twitter had some funny comments regarding the photo. The best post pointed out the fact that Darth Vader uses what looks like an iPhone and not a Droid to take the photo. Another person complained that Darth Vader didn't use the force to hold up the phone. But, hey, at least there wasn't a toilet in the background of this selfie.

Going back to the Instagram account, a few other cool photos have been uploaded so far. You've gotta love the Darth Vader-Luke Skywalker battle photo. Another photo worth mentioning is one that was taken at a comic convention of a bunch of women dressed as Princess Leia.

Star Wars Episode VII will hit theaters December 18, 2015 (assuming things don't change up again). In the meantime, Lucasfilm and Disney announced that Star Wars Rebels will air on Disney XD next fall. The animated series is said to take place between Star Wars Episode III and Star Wars Episode IV.

[Image via Instagram]