The new teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” was released online Friday morning by Lucasfilm and rapidly won acclaim from fans. The 88-second trailer for the movie, which is set to be released Dec. 18 2015, has already got devotees of the series reacting excitedly on social media outlets.
The trailer opens with, "There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?" and continues with the narrator’s voice saying: "The dark side... and the light." The background score for the teaser is by John Williams, who also composed the main title music for "Jaws," "Superman" and the Indiana Jones series. The teaser is also being premiered at nearly 30 theatres in the U.S. over the weekend.
“Because everyone keeps asking me my opinion, I LOVED the Star Wars trailer. I got to see it not too long ago at Bad Robot. I was dying to talk about it but sworn to secrecy. It uprooted some giddy little kidness inside of me, and I think it strikes a great balance between modern filmmaking and classic Star Wars dustiness. In talking with JJ and seeing some other glimpses behind the scenes, I'm just incredibly excited for the film,” James Gunn, the director of "Guardians of the Galaxy," said on his Facebook page.
The movie is the seventh in the Star Wars series and will be the first of a new trilogy, which will be released by Disney, after it bought Lucasfilm in 2012, according to Bloomberg. There are also plans that the next part will be shot in the U.K., according to reports.
The trailer can be viewed here:
While the video had already created ample buzz in a day, a fake video of the teaser also appeared in just a few hours, according to Bloomberg, and got more than 5 million views.
It's inevitable that this Geeksgiving celebration has turned into watching the Star Wars trailer over and over. pic.twitter.com/8OAVoYyEB2
— Dina Kampmeyer (@ladysteam13) November 29, 2014
Also, saw Interstellar again, this time in IMAX. That said, most of the crowd was more excited about the 30 second trailer for Star Wars.
— Charles Cadiz (@csix) November 29, 2014
Guys, I'm not gonna be done with that Star Wars trailer for a while #jazzed
— Matthew Turner (@mturner_genius) November 29, 2014
Being fed pecan pie in bed while watching The Star Wars trailer over and over. Life is great. #fatfatfat
— Kristen F. (@girlvswhale) November 29, 2014
I think I watched the Star Wars trailers 5 times this morning. Only have to wait a year now. #excited
— Andy Ruhland (@ruhbrewer) November 29, 2014
I've lost count of how many times I've watched it, but the more I see that Star Wars trailer, the more excited I get for December 2015.
— Matt Eaton (@MattBenEaton) November 29, 2014