Overjoyed geeks across the world are freaking out over the newly released J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars teaser. It’s so good, analysts are saying that it has given Disney a $2 billion stock boost. Misty-eyed fan reactions on Youtube are proof, leaving me genuinely awe-struck and I’m not alone (via mirror.co.uk):
A producer on the new Star Wars movie says bosses were “staggered” by the response to the new trailer.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy spoke about The Force Awakens at the Star Wars Convention in California. The trailer was viewed 88 million times in the first 24 hours of its release.
“It was staggering,” Kathleen told the BBC.
“When Harrison Ford [who plays Han Solo] and Chewie come on screen and he says ‘Chewie, we’re home!’ and the entire room of almost eight thousand people just leapt to their feet and roared, I mean I can’t think of anything I’ve ever been to – other than a rock concert – that felt quite like that.”
Here is a small collection of my favourite reactions: