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Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer an instant hit, weird lightsaber and all

Whether or not you love the new Dark-side inspired lightsaber teased in the latest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer, people are watching the video again and again.

Featuring a storm trooper without his helmet, a new droid rolling across the desert and a mysterious dark-figure brandishing a red-tinted lightsaber, the video is the first official look at the new film.

Soon first time director to the Star Wars saga, J.J. Abrams, will helm the Disney and Lucasfilm blockbuster. The 88-second teaser hit the internet on November 28, and was also shown in 30 North American theaters.

Across all of the uploads, you can count more than 18 million views of the video. That’s a lot of eyeballs checking out the new TIE Fighters and X-Wings.

The new cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver (who many think is the dark Sith in the video). Andy Serkis is narrating the video, returning to the cast are the original cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.