ByDaniel Pearson, writer at

If you thought the traffic you were stuck in this morning was bad, spare a thought for the German motorist who had to dodge a downed Imperial TIE Fighter.

The footage, which surfaced online recently, purportedly shows the aircraft and its pilots marooned by the side of the road awaiting assistance.

Two galactic storm troopers can be seen, arms folded, chilling amongst the debris while the motorist edges slowly around them.

Unfortunately, the footage is fake but that hasn't stopped the video garnering over 9 million views on the Facebook page Dein Sky Film on which it was posted.

This isn't even the first time fans of the franchise have used video manipulation in anticipation of the latest episode in the saga. In this awesome video, youtuber Frank Wunderlich transformed Frankfurt Airport into the Imperial Starport and claimed it to be "leaked filmset footage."

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 15th 2015.

See the full video below.

Meanwhile, on the Millennium Falcon...


Would you have stopped to help the Imperial Stormtroopers?


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