The Force is strong with the new Star Wars trailer

Debuting during halftime on ESPN’s Monday Night Football today, the two minute trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has set the stage for a new epic battle between the light and dark sides of the Force. The trailer dives more into the backstory of newcomers Finn, Rey and Kylo Ren as well as positioning Han Solo as the character that introduces the concept of the Force to Finn and Rey. A new image of Luke Skywalker is mysteriously absent from the trailer though.

Interestingly, tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens went on sale around 8 p.m. ET, not the previously estimated time of 10 p.m. ET. Demand for release day tickets has derailed online booking services like Fandango and MovieTickets.com as well as theater chain sites for AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas and Alamo Draft House. To add insult to injury, ticket scalpers have started posting batches of opening premiere tickets on Craigslist, charging upwards of $100 per ticket.

Of course, Star Was fans are stating their displeasure with the over-stressed state of Fandango’s servers on social media services like Twitter.

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