The new ‘Star Wars’ trailer awakens the internet

A Jedi or Sith brandishes a broadsword lightsaber.
A Jedi or Sith brandishes a broadsword lightsaber.

The teaser trailer to next year’s “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” hit the web Friday morning.

And holy moley.

The trailer features stormtroopers, Jedi (or Sith?), X-Wings, TIE Fighters and droids and is enough to set the nerds of the galaxy on fire.

The trailer was attached to films showing in certain theaters this weekend (including Studio 30 in Olathe), and it was posted to YouTube soon after the first showings began.

The teaser finally gives us hints to the roles of Daisy Ridley (who zips away on a mega-landspeeder), and shows us the Millennium Falcon in action against Imperial TIE Fighters, plus new Stormtrooper helmets and a broadsword lightsaber (which doesn’t seem all that practical).

The film opens Dec. 18, 2015.