Today saw the much-anticipated release of the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Unsurprisingly, the internet simply could not cope with the Rogue One teaser, and pretty much exploded in response. #RogueOne quickly rocketed to the top of the trending topics list on Twitter, and very soon, my timeline began to flood with reactions.
This was the moment we’ve all been waiting for: time to make use of our endless supply of Star Wars gifs and screencaps:
This compilation of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens crew dancing made an appearance:
There was some excitement over the return of the AT-ATs… ah, the nostalgia:
Observant Twitter users reckon they’ve spotted a familiar location in the teaser:
Although we seem to be struggling to decide exactly which London tube station has turned into the Death Star:
Of course we couldn’t help but speculate over who Jyn Erso is:
And we had to make at least a couple of in-jokes:
Some Twitter users also already spotted a great merchandising opportunity:
Sadly, there was a little bit of backlash over Star Wars having “too many female characters”, and a few Tweeters who decided to call “Mary Sue” on having another “tough female” protagonist.
But luckily, the good side of the internet was quick to respond, and the positive comments about Jyn Erso far outweighed the negatives:
It seems that Rogue One isn’t just for die-hard Star Wars fans either:
And naturally, there were a few variations on the “take my money” and “I want it now!” gifs in circulation, including my own immediate reaction to the trailer:
All in all, I think it’s safe to say, the trailer has won our hearts and minds: