A trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released in the last hour, causing Twitter to go into a spin at a speed faster than the Millennium Falcon when it made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
Written and directed by JJ Abrams, the film is the first big-screen, live-action depiction of George Lucas’s universe since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005.
The Force Awakens picks up after the events of the original 1970s-1980s trilogy, with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford all reprising their roles.
Reaction appears to have been mostly positive to the 90-second clip, as Twitter users have taken to the social network to unveil their joy. Others, however, just saw the funny side of the level of excitement emitted from fans of the series.
Here’s the trailer and some of our favourite reaction tweets.
Literally everything about the new Star Wars trailer is AWESOME. Spiritually I am 7 years old again. Brb, gotta watch 46 more times.
— Claudia Gray (@claudiagray) November 28, 2014
Goddammit, “I’ve never seen Star Wars” is going to be the new “I don’t have a TV."
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) November 28, 2014
Looking forward to seeing STAR WARS: THE FORCE GETS A WAKE-UP CALL and the follow-up STAR WARS: THE FORCE HITS THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
— Doug Benson (@DougBenson) November 28, 2014
— Ian Cummins (@TheGreatHumbug) November 28, 2014
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
*Awaits @BarackObama's press conference on new Star Wars trailer*
— Jamie Kilstein (@jamiekilstein) November 28, 2014
People who've never seen Star Wars pic.twitter.com/oYngoxq6FO
— Darren McMahon (@DarrenMcMahon54) November 28, 2014
STAR WARS!!!!! Language and emojis fail to express what's in my heart at this moment.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 28, 2014
Lightsaber game on point. pic.twitter.com/qJnOB72Ufr
— Greg Murphy (@gregmurphy) November 28, 2014
And if you haven't heard of Star Wars, allow The Thick of It's Malcolm Tucker to explain.