When the teaser trailer for “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” debuted on November 28, it “surpassed 40 million YouTube views in less than 72 hours online,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to the millions of eager fans who watched the 88-second trailer, quite a few celebrities voiced their excited opinions online. Actors, directors, pro-wrestlers, rock stars and authors alike all tweeted their thoughts about the new “Star Wars” footage.
“As a Kenner-buying, Bantha Tracks-reading Star Wars fan from way back,” indie filmmaker Kevin Smith tweeted that he had plenty to say about the new trailer. Smith told a story about seeing the trailer for “The Empire Strikes Back” with his parents when he was a kid. “It was a real time machine back to my youth,” Smith stated in a video. “Take my money J.J.!”
Director James Gunn tweeted, “Because everyone keeps asking me my opinion, I LOVED the Star Wars trailer. It infused me with a giddy-little-kidness.”
“That ‘Star Wars’ trailer gave me the tingles,” filmmaker Edgar Wright tweeted. “So thrilled to see John Boyega in there.”
“Star Wars! Language and emojis fail to express what’s in my heart at this moment,” actress Anna Kendrick tweeted.
After seeing the trailer, “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller tweeted, “How am I supposed to get any writing done today?”
“That Star Wars trailer is pretty killer,” actor Colin Hanks tweeted.
“The Star Wars trailer is awesome, right?!” actor Simon Pegg wrote in his blog.
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