‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Poster Whips Fans Into Frenzy

“Don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a film poster before!” a self-proclaimed “geek” tweets

Last Updated: November 9, 2015 @ 1:16 AM

Lucasfilm and Disney rolled out the official poster for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Sunday and fans went wild.

Advance tickets for the blockbuster-to-be will go on sale Monday after the trailer debuts during “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, which is owned by Disney.

To build excitement for the trailer’s launch, the official “Star Wars” Twitter account shared an image of the poster Sunday at 9 a.m. PT, along with the message: “Check out the new official poster! Tune in to @ESPN’s Monday Night Football for a new look at #TheForceAwakens.”

Star Wars the Force Awakens Poster LongThe hashtag #TheForceAwakens immediately became a trending topic and within a few hours, that post had been retweeted more than 25,000 times.

Fans liked what they saw, with one Twitter user writing in all caps: “I CAN NOT WAIT I LOVE @starwars DAM ITS KILLNG ME.”

Another tweeted: “there has been an awakening, have you felt it?”

While a self-proclaimed “geek” added: “Don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a film poster before!”

Spanish speaking fans got in on the action too, with one woman tweeting in español: “I’m dying, I need to see it. #TheForceAwakens.”

The film storms into theaters on December 18. Check out some of the tweets below:

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