Official Star Wars Tumblr tackles lighter side of Dark Side

Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive join the popular blogging site with images of Luke Skywalker and concept art from the new animated series. Here's hoping fans see Sith Lord cat memes soon.

Watch were you point that lightsaber, Luke!
Watch were you point that lightsaber, Luke! Lucasfilm

It was only a matter of time before Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and the rest of the gang from a galaxy far, far away invaded Tumblr. While beloved "Star Wars" characters have shown up in millions of memes, animated GIFs, and probably quite a few fan fiction entries on the popular blogging site, this week marks Vader's official presence thanks to Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive.

Earlier this month, Lucasfilm finally joined Instagram with none other than a Darth Vader selfie. The official Star Wars Instagram now has more than 204,400 followers.

The first post on the Star Wars Tumblr states: "Artoo is pleased to announce the launch of our official Tumblr! We promise there won't be any cat videos... except maybe a nexu or two." A nexu is the ferocious feline that attacked in the Jedi in the arena scene in the prequel "Episode II: Attack of the Clones."

So far the Star Wars Tumblr has posted some interesting concept art by Andre Kirk from the upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels," and a #ThrowbackThursday post of Luke learning about lightsabers from Old Ben Kenobi.

It'll be interesting to see if Lucasfilm or Disney Interactive uses the Tumblr blog to mirror the usual tweets and posts from their official social-media presence elsewhere, or if they plan to have more fun with their posts.

Fans hoping to see glimpses of the new "Star Wars" movie might have to be patient, but who knows what might pop up on the official "Star Wars" Tumblr? Here's hoping we see more than just shots from the Original Trilogy and concept art from the new animated show. But that's up to the Big Mouse (Disney) instead of The Maker, aka George Lucas, now that he's no longer hanging his hat at the Death Star.

Here's a sneak peek of some concept art from the new, upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels."
Here's a sneak peek of some concept art from the new, upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels." Lucasfilm

 

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