Hollywood Reacts to First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer

“I just geeked out HARD for that Star Wars teaser,” Elizabeth Banks tweeted on Monday night

Last Updated: October 20, 2015 @ 9:48 AM

Hollywood is hot and heavy for the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer that premiered during halftime of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” and actors, comedians and TV personalities took to social media to express both their excitement and their disappointment.

Between 7:50 p.m. ET and 10:50 p.m. ET, 390,000 tweets were posted about the new trailer, and when it aired, more than 17,000 tweets were sent per minute. This included Hollywood stars such as Elizabeth Banks, Nick Swardson and Jack Falahee, who seemed to love the trailer.

However, Piers Morgan joined the official #MayTheForceNeverBeWithMe hashtag, tweeting, “Never watched any Star Wars movie & not going to start now.” Mark Duplass was more excited for Brie Larson‘s “Room” expanding to 60 theaters, than the new trailer.

While Morgan and Duplass were less than stoked on the new trailer, it seems that the rest of the United States decidedly was — after all, multiple ticket brokers like Fandango and MovieTickets.com crashed from buyer overload.

See some of Hollywood’s reactions below.


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