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Star Wars: Today’s Goodie Pack Brings a New Trailer and Emojis on Twitter

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It?s another day, and people were greeted with the familiar devil-may-care smirk of Han Solo greeting them, fresh from a new Star Wars trailer.

A new trailer greeted fans attending a Star Wars convention in California, BBC News reports. As expected, the new teaser trailer?s screening was simultaneous with the Star Wars channel in YouTube sharing it just after a few hours. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, who plays Leia and Luke Skywalker, respectively, were on hand to greet the fans during the event.

Twitter also managed to join in on the fast-growing Star Wars Episode VII hype. Mashable reports that Twitter recently partnered with Disney to make Star Wars fans? dreams come true?they will now be able to accompany their tweets with Star Wars emoji featuring the new BB8 droid from the new film, C3PO, and a Stormtrooper, as well.

The Second Trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There?s a second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and yes, Han Solo and Chewbacca are finally in it.

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According to BBC, the trailer had more than its fair share of Star Wars characters. Aside from the beloved Han Solo and Chewbacca, fans were treated to the first meeting between reluctant Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley), as well as choice cuts of Poe Dameron?s (Oscar Isaacs) X-Wing squadron and Kylo Ren (reportedly Adam Driver) with his face mask, brandishing his claymore-saber effectively.

Harrison Ford, who plays Han Solo, was absent during the event where the trailer was shown. Fisher and Hamill thanked the people for their support through the years, with Hamill paying tribute to the fans who?ve become more like a ?family?.

Expressing your Ideas with Star Wars emojis

Twitter also got into the Star Wars craze with these emojis.

Mashable reports that Disney teamed up with Twitter to create emojis in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is due to arrive this Christmas season. The emoji-like icons featured a #Stormtrooper helmet, the droid #BB8, and the familiar visage of #C3P0. The usage of these hashtags, as well as #StarWars, can trigger the emojis to appear.

Mashable further indicates that the emoji-like icons are a Twitter thing only. It?s not included in the emoji specification of Unicode, and is designed to only work with Twitter.com and its apps.

Getting into the Hype Machine

With all the attention being thrown into the newest Star Wars trilogy, there?s hope among fans that it won?t turn out to be another Episode 1. With the hype currently being generated, however, it will be a long wait until December 2015 for loyal Star Wars fans.

 

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