It’s Here! Reactions To The Force Awakens Trailer

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Opening shot from The Force Awakens Trailer

Last night J.J. Abrams shared a note with fans. To the haters, there is an implied #getusedtoit.

UPDATE: Director Ava DuVernay had already launched a Twitter campaign to push back against the boycotters. #CelebrateStarWarsVII (h/t Mary Sue)

Shortly after 10 PM EST/7 PM PST Star Wars unleashed The Force Awakens trailer during Monday Night Football.

As noted on yesterday’s Daisy Ridley Roundup, the actress was eagerly awaiting the trailer along with the rest of us. Her reaction is priceless!

Now if that made you teary-eyed, John Boyega’s will bring back the hype.

Episode VIII director Rian Johnson weighed in.

I had the pleasure to join an amazing group of podcasters to share our initial reactions. The event was organized by Bobby Roberts of Full of Sith. As I noted in the panel, as with the Mockingjay Part 2 trailer, there can be a lot of misdirection – dialogue snipped and clipped, played over unrelated scenes – all of which we will explore more tonight when recording a new Hyperspace Theories. Until then, enjoy our Trailer Council reactions!

Special Release: The Trailer Council | Full Of Sith

A live, real time discussion and dissection of the final trailer for The Force Awakens, starring fellow Star Wars writers and podcasters Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue), Justin Bolger (The ForceCast), Dan Zehr (Coffee With Kenobi), Nanci Schwartz (Tosche-Station), Bethany Blanton (The Star Wars Report), Tracy Duncan (Club Jade), and Mark Newbold (JediNews/Radio 1138)?.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to