Kylo Ren is a character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie that has not come out yet. Today, in a matter of hours, The Force Awakens will be having its 2015 Comic-Con panel, where people involved in the making of the movie will talk about it in a spoiler-free but promotional and exciting manner. To celebrate this highly anticipated marketing event, director J.J. Abrams' production company released two new Twitter emojis to join their small but growing collection.
May we please introduce you to #KyloRen #TheForceAwakens pic.twitter.com/EnFzbFCToO— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) July 10, 2015
Now whenever you are feeling kind of like beloved and well-known Star Wars character Kylo Ren, you finally have the perfect emoji to communicate that to your friends. This may take a while to catch on, as it kind of looks like a tiny gray mushroom, or perhaps a dead Goomba, in the main Twitter feed. But mark my words, soon the Kylo Ren emoji will become its own shorthand for a wide variety of Kylo Ren-adjacent feelings and concepts.
I feel so #KyloRen today— Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida) July 10, 2015
Ready for the weekend #KyloRen— Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida) July 10, 2015
Crazy what happened to Ellen Pao, Reddit's really in a situation #KyloRen— Emily Yoshida (@emilyyoshida) July 10, 2015
Update: Not to be left out, Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma has her own hashtag emoji as well.
So excited to announce my very own #StarWarsEmoji! #Phasma pic.twitter.com/vpZwKiLxLa— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) July 11, 2015