The Force Awakens and so do Our Hopes for New Star Wars Movie

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter

The trailer for new Star Wars movie was aired during the Eagles vs Giants game on the night of October 19. Football and Star Wars fans alike huddled close around the television during half time, either opening another dip container, or more likely, watching the trailer for the movie we have waited almost a decade for.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was what seemed like the end of a marvelous saga. Yet, in November, Disney released the first-ever teaser. Since that moment, Star Wars has become more and more popular.

The trailer has already amassed over 32 million views on Youtube, only two days after being published online.

When the information that tickets were released went live, sites were almost immediately crashing. The movie has already broken several records, including IMAx’s presale record, sold 8 times as many tickets as Hunger Games (the first day record holder for Fandango) and AMC has sold out 1,000 shows in 12 hours.

Unbelievably, The Force Awakens has grossed $6.5 million already.

When George Lucas directed A New Hope, the movie first made in the Star Wars trilogy, everyone knew it was going to be a hit. Lucas then signed off and left the works to Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand, only to return again and continue the series.

A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi are widely regarded as the greatest Star Wars movies. It only went downhill from there.

When Lucas picked up the movies again, starting with The Phantom Menace, the excitement toned down. The fans were disappointed. The only real thing people gained from these movies was an intense hatred for JarJar Binks.

It is unbeknown whether the new movie, The Force Awakens, will indulge into our wildest fantasies, or only let us down in the end. 

Episode XII, directed by J.J. Abrams who is greatly known for some Mission Impossible and Star Trek movies ventures into new territory, directing a new movie in an extremely famous saga.

Mark your calendars for December 18th, 2015, when the new Star Wars film hits theaters.

See the 2 minutes and 35 seconds of glory right here: