‘Star Wars’ Trailer Beats ‘Fifty Shades’ Trailer: Official YouTube Videos Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ Get 45M Views Combined

The new Star Wars trailer might be only 88 seconds long, but the YouTube video titled “‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2015) – J.J. Abrams Movie HD” is certainly commanding plenty of attention from Star Wars fans on December 1, three days after it was published.

Already, the Star Wars actor named John Boyega has had to defend his role via his Instagram account as a black stormtrooper, when a certain degree of backlash occurred as a reaction to the trailer, as reported by the Inquisitr.

“Thank you for all the love and support! The fan mail and fan art has added to my joy! Isn’t it crazy that ‘Star Wars’ is actually happening? I’m in the movie but as a ‘Star Wars’ fan I am very excited! A year is a long time but it will be worth the wait. To whom it may concern… Get used to it. :)”

Meanwhile, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter, fan reaction to the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer has blasted the viewing reaction of Fifty Shades of Grey trailer out of the water. While the sexy movie based on the trilogy of erotic books experienced 36.4 million YouTube views of its much-awaited video trailer during the first four days of the trailer going live in July, the new Star Wars trailer already shows nearly 35 million views in only three days, already outpacing views of the trailer from the salacious Valentine’s Day 2015 movie.

The YouTube video titled “‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser’” has received more than 10 million views, therefore, in addition to the above trailer on the “MOVIECLIPS Trailers” YouTube account — which obviously did a better job at placing a search engine-optimized Star Wars title on their YouTube video of the trailer because their trailer received more views than the below titled “official” Star Wars trailer — both Star Wars trailer videos combined have topped 45 million views in 72 hours.

“There’s been an awakening? Have you felt it? The dark side and the light.”

Star Wars fans will have to wait until December 2015, as it says in the super-short Star Wars teaser trailer video, to see this latest episode hit the movie theater screens. The trademark Star Wars music can be heard at the end of the trailer that already has sharp-eyed folks picking out secrets, reports GMA.

Check the rebel insignia, say those who’ve watched the new Star Wars trailer over and over again, with ABC News’ Nick Watt revealing the voice behind the Star Wars trailer voiceover as Andy Serkis, the popular voice behind the Gollum character in the Lord of the Rings movies.

[Image credit: Star Wars trailer screenshot]