Dynamic new Star Wars trailer draws millions

The new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already been viewed more than 20 million times on YouTube. According to the Internet video site’s stats, as of April 17, the trailer for the highly anticipated Star Wars sequel was viewed 20,935,765 times, about 24 hours after being posted. One of THE big deals at the convention, the trailer made its premiere at Star Wars Celebration. The ‘real thing’ hits theaters December 18.

Old friends.  Iconic character Chewbacca and Han Solo will return in the new Star Wars sequel.

Old friends. Iconic character Chewbacca and Han Solo will return in the new Star Wars sequel.

Star Wars creator George Lucas takes a moment on the red carpet in front of San Francisco's Metreon prior to a benefit screening of the final chapter of the space saga, May 12.

George Lucas at San Francisco’s Metreon prior to a benefit screening of Revenge of the Sith, May 12, 2005. The Star Wars creator is bound to be a ‘proud papa’ come December as the newest chapter in the saga is expected to shatter box office records. 2005 File Photo by Stephen Dorian Miner