The first trailer for ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ has been released online, which shouldn’t be news to you if you’ve been on social media lately.
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In fact, it appears to be all anyone on Twitter has anything to say about, whether they’re excited for the forthcoming release, or wishing that producers had left well alone and not bothered with the upcoming rebooted trilogy.
Unsurprisingly, the trailer, which debuted online on Thursday, has got a lot of people excited about the new ‘Star Wars’ film - in fact, perhaps a little too much so, judging by these tweets.
I have literally never been so happy as I was just then watching the star wars trailer— Malarky D (@MalarkyD) November 28, 2014
New Star Wars teaser VERY promising. Needs more Jar Jar, but I'm sure they're saving that for a big reveal nearer release. #theforceawakens— Stephen Thomas (@SWilliamThomas) November 28, 2014
Sobbing at the Star Wars trailer— ANDY (@andr3wthomas) November 28, 2014
Pretty sure that teaser is already better than any of the last three Star Wars films.— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) November 28, 2014
So the new lightsaber is totally brilliant and not silly. Are we going to need to fight about this?— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) November 28, 2014
FUCKING SCREAMING AT THE MILLENIUM FALCON.— Applehead (@oneofthosefaces) November 28, 2014
Of course, this being Twitter, not everybody was as enthused, and it would appear there are a lot of people who will be avoiding the cinemas altogether come December 2015.
Kind of "meh" on the Star Wars trailer. I'm hate the cliche "two-second shot, cut to black, rinse, repeat" formula. GO OLD-SCHOOL!— Stephen Pollard (@S_M_Pollard) November 28, 2014
Bit unmoved by the Star Wars trailer. Maybe I'm just afraid to get hurt again.— Steven Perkins (@stevenperkins) November 28, 2014
Gross, more novelty lightsabers. I hate Star Wars.— Trey Valeska (@Trey_Valeska) November 28, 2014
When I'm more impressed by a Jurassic Park teaser over a Star Wars one, there's a problem. Actually, no. No there isn't.— Chris (@soulfulidealist) November 28, 2014
The trailer introduces us to John Boyega, one of the franchise’s new cast members who has a huge role in the new film, yet it seems that a lot of people are more excited about the inclusion of a new robot character, rather than the boring old humans.
THERE'S LITERALLY A ROBOT FOOTBALL IN THE NEW STAR WARS FILM. A ROBOT FOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/0Ng5BDmguM— Al Horner (@Al_Horner) November 28, 2014
But while ‘Star Wars’ fans flocked online to watch the newly-unveiled trailer (click above to watch), many were disappointed to learn that, due to a Quicktime issue, they were unable to view it (which, needless to say, got a lot of people’s goat, to say the least).
Star Wars: The Servers Melteth— Scott McClellan (@ScottMcClellan) November 28, 2014
to get the star wars trailer to play you have to turn off quicktime and use your instincts instead— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) November 28, 2014
PISS OFF, QUICKTIME! WHAT IS THIS, 2007?!— IncrediblyRich (@IncrediblyRich) November 28, 2014
Star Wars episode VII : Quicktime's Revenge.— JeanSébastien Zanchi (@jszanchi) November 28, 2014
‘Star Wars Episode VII’ is due to hit cinemas around the world on 18 December, 2015.
In addition to the new cast members, which includes ‘Girls’ actor Adam Driver and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o, it will also feature stars from the original three films reprising their iconic roles, such as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
‘The Force Awakens’ will mark the first ‘Star Wars’ film since ‘Revenge of the Sith’ in 2005, which starred Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman. Two more films are slated to follow it, in the next few years.