I'd say that the chances are pretty high that you're really excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It's the sequel to one of the highest grossing films ever made, and while we can't be sure yet that it'll be able to pass those heights, that doesn't mean people aren't looking forward to it. The Last Jedi is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the yea,r and the response to its recently released trailer pretty much proves it. The second trailer went live early this week and has already amassed over 26 million views on YouTube.
On Monday during Monday Night Football, Lucasfilm and Disney debuted the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Even though the ratings for that particular game saw a sizable decline in ratings, the trailer views on YouTube have been nothing short of exceptional. The official Star Wars website issued a thank you to everyone who watched the new footage, reporting that in just 24 hours, the trailer was viewed more than 120.1 million times worldwide. That's 29.1 million more views than the debut of the first Last Jedi teaser that debuted at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year in April. On the social media side, there are 242K (and counting) Twitter posts about The Last Jedi this week. I'm guessing only about half of those are exclusively about porgs.
This makes the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi one of the most watched trailers of all time. If we want to get real specific about it, it's actually the fifth most watched trailer in 24 hours. It was unable to topple Beauty and the Beast with 127.6 million, and the rest of the list features Thor: Ragnarok (136 million), The Fate of the Furious (139 million), and the number one trailer, IT, with a whopping 197 million views. Still, that's really good buzz for Star Wars as the release date inches toward the finish line.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi picks up soon after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rey is training in the Force under a reclusive Luke Skywalker; Finn is recovering from his injuries and hesitant about his role in the Resistance; and Kylo Ren is seeking to prove himself to his master, the mysterious Snoke. It looks pretty excellent so far, so you can't really blame people for getting excited!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017, so be prepared and preorder your tickets right here. To learn more about the sequel, here's what we know so far about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For everything else Star Wars, be sure to stick with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as soon as it's available.
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