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Twitter unveils ‘Star Wars’ emoji

The force is strong with these emoji. Twitter has released exclusive Star Wars emoji that users can create using special hashtags.
The force is strong with these emoji. Twitter has released exclusive Star Wars emoji that users can create using special hashtags. Handout/Twitter

TORONTO – The Internet is not finished freaking out over the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force AwakensTwitter is now joining in on the fun by introducing exclusive Star Wars emoji.

The social network teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to create custom Twitter emojis, which users can create using hashtags representing keywords associated with specific characters and legacy themes.

“[Users] will see a small emoji-like icon automatically appended to the end of the text of the tag, embedded within the tweet,” read an announcement from Twitter.

Of course, the Internet immediately freaked out over the emoji – which include characters like C3PO and storm troopers.

But poor Yoda felt a little left out of the whole thing.

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The second official trailer for the highly anticipated film premiered at the start of the four-day Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim Thursday. The two-minute preview has the light sabers, fighter jets and Stormtroopers that Star Wars fans know so well — and it shows Han Solo back on screen with his furry friend Chewbacca.

With files from Global News’ John R. Kennedy

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