“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” doesn’t come out for another year, but fans of the legendary series have awoken after the first trailer was released Friday.
In a little over 24 hours, the one-and-a-half-minute preview that shows a new robed villain handling what appears to be the next evolution in lightsaber technology, has reached over 20 million views on YouTube, and is a top trender on both Twitter and Facebook.
STAR WARS!!!!! Language and emojis fail to express what’s in my heart at this moment.
6 yr old ‘Can we watch the #ForceAwakens trailer again?’ Me ‘yes son yes we can’
— mohit rajhans (@mohitsmovies) November 29, 2014
— Thomas Cackler (@tdcackler) November 29, 2014
And megafan Kevin Smith reacted to the trailer, praising “his God George Lucas” and recounted what watching the trailer made him think of: “Cynicism and crap comes along with being a fat middle-aged man; goes away in the face of this trailer–at least it did for me.”
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 28, 2014
On Facebook, the trailer has 156,590 likes to date, 124,300 shares, and has over 10,000 comments.
Watch the trailer below