Where’s Luke? The Internet Reacts to ‘Stars Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer

The release of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer last night was the biggest thing to happen to Monday Night Football since Peyton Manning‘s Nationwide commercial.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams will give Star Wars fans across the world the perfect excuse to ignore their families this Christmas. Episode VII stars veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie FisherPeter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels as well as newcomers Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max Von Sydow.

WATCH the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens here:


“It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. The Jedi. They’re real.” Han Solo just gave us goosebumps and more importantly it tells us that the legend of the original trilogy has been covered up somehow. Despite the rebel victory in Episode VI, the Empire (now called “The First Order”) seems as strong as ever, but the question on everyone’s mind is “Where’s Luke Skywalker?” We see his hand briefly reach out to R2 at around the 1:40 mark, but the shadowy nature of his appearance and his absence from the official movie poster (just kidding here’s the real one) have left fans speculating about the Jedi’s whereabouts. Is he Kylo Ren in disguise? Is he Kylo Ren’s Sith master? Is he a Force ghost? Is he hiding out on Dagobah, afraid of being turned to the dark side? We’ll have to wait until December to find out.

Fans weren’t the only ones reacting to the trailer. Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) stopped by Reddit to tell everyone to enjoy the movie and Daisy Ridley (who plays Rey), cried when she saw the trailer for the first time:

After the trailer went live, so did ticket sales and Star Wars fans across the globe shouted, “Never tell me the odds!” as they rushed to their computers to reserve their opening night tickets. Unfortunately, Fandango’s servers weren’t able to handle the traffic, but at least they had a sense of humor about the situation. Amidst all the other madness, AMC released their costume guidelines. Basically, you should leave those clumsy blasters at home, but lightsabers are okay. After all, they’re a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18th, 2015. So what are you most excited about?

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