As soon as Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams announced the cast of the up-and-coming "Star Wars VII" with a classy black-and-white photo this morning, the Internet errupted in a firestorm of geeky excitement, commentary, and best of all: nerd jokes.
Since Twitter, as usual, was the main forum, we rounded up some of the best below:
If someone takes a selfie in the new Star Wars movie I will personally build an actual Death Star and blow up the Earth
â€” samir mezrahi (@samir) April 29, 2014
Shia Labufe was robbed
â€” Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) April 29, 2014
What does the #StarWarsEpisodeVII cast announcement mean for GOP incumbents? Watch my story coming up never.
â€” AJ Chavar (@ajchavar) April 29, 2014
â€” John Boyega (@JBoyega) April 29, 2014
Whose girlfriend will the one new female STAR WARS cast member get to play?
â€” Devin Faraci (@devincf) April 29, 2014
â€” rob delaney (@robdelaney) April 29, 2014
There's a Darth of good Star Wars humor... pic.twitter.com/2owe85cmxi
â€” George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 29, 2014
Whoa. They also released a sneak peek behind the scenes of the new Star Wars movie. pic.twitter.com/UZmUH5Ofoi
â€” Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 29, 2014
WHAT?!? RT @starwars "...with 'MTV's The Real World's' David Rainey as 'Boba Puck'"
â€” Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 29, 2014
Honestly though, how great is it going to be when we sit down and the big yellow text comes on the screen and john williams is blasting
â€” Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) April 29, 2014