This past Friday the world finally got to witness the first teaser trailer from the hotly anticipated new Star Wars movie from director J.J. Abrams and since then it’s been pretty difficult to browse social media without seeing some sort of reference to it, whether it be lame criticism, fangasms or hilarious parodies. It’s now officially stolen the best first week viewings of 2014 from previous titleholder Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In just five days The Force Awakens trailer has already smashed through the 58.2 million view mark on Youtube. Age of Ultron could only rack up 50.6 million in its first week.
According to the whizz kids over at Zefr – the technology firm behind the numbers – The Force Awakens is on course to become the most viewed trailer ever. Despite a close fight from Jurassic World – which hit 53.9 million in it’s first week respectively – the 88 seconds of new Star Wars footage is unlikely to be surpassed any time soon. And to think it’s still over a year away from release.
How many times did you watch it?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by John Boyega (Attack the Block), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.
Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens using the player below: