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World geeks out as new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer released

Oct 20, 2015, 11:12 AM

The world geeked out hard on Monday night as the final trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuted both on television and online.

The 2:35-long trailer first aired during Monday Night Football and was immediately posted online. About 11 a.m. Arizona time Tuesday, the trailer was just shy of 13 million views.

Tickets for the film, scheduled for a Dec. 18 release, were made available when the trailer debuted. Several popular movie ticket sites crashed shortly after as fans flooded to the web to secure their seats.

The final look at “Star Wars” before it hits theaters later this year gave audiences all sorts of new treats: A goggle-wearing humanoid exploring what appears to wreckage, a longer look at Rey and an ominous group of stormtroopers.

There is also a promise issued by Kylo Ren, the movie’s main antagonist, to presumably finish what Darth Vader started.

Couple this with some solid shots of the Millennium Falcon and plenty of Han Solo, and you have a trailer for a movie we — and the world — can’t wait to see.

We checked Tuesday morning. The Phoenix-area’s largest theater chains — AMC and Harkins — both have tickets available for the film’s premiere date.

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World geeks out as new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer released