John Boyega, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and more geek out on social media.
The Force was strong with Twitter Monday night as Star Wars fans posted their excitement (and fan theories) about the newly released trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The trailer (watch it here) — which featured original trilogy stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as well as newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver, among others — elicited thrilled responses from fans of the beloved sci-fi megafranchise.
J.J. Abrams, the director at the helm of The Force Awakens, kicked off the social media frenzy with this post, alluding to the racist backlash over the casting of John Boyega in a leading role. “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, Jawa, Wookiee, Jedi or Sith,” Abrams wrote. “I just hope you like it.”
After the trailer aired, a handful of cast members were among the first to post their elation. Ridley cried upon watching the tease. (UPDATE: John Boyega’s reaction involved nodding, yelling, and jumping over a couch.)
Cast members Peter Mayhew and Greg Grunberg chimed in as well.
And it turns out Star Wars has a star-studded fan base:
And, in a display of Disney synergy, even Marvel heroes are excited about #TheForceAwakens: