BB-8 is just wild about the latest Star Wars footage! It's been exactly one week since the third and final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer debuted. And it has fans more excited than ever before! Following in the teaser's massive tsunami-like wake, we've seen quite a few reaction videos as people watched the new sneak peek for the first time. Possibly the coolest reaction videos came from the sequel's two young new stars, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. But they weren't the only one's from the movie getting in on the fun. The new Astro-Mech droid also had a strong reaction to seeing these scenes for the first time. And he's shared it with everyone on the official Star Wars Instagram.
Daisy Ridley became quite emotional and even cried while watching the latest Force Awakens trailer in her reaction video. John Boyega became equally excited upon seeing the new footage for the first time, and even flew over his couch. Now, BB-8 almost loses his head while watching the teaser. It completely shorts out his circuits.
What has BB-8 so excitable? Listening to the video, it seems he's freaking out about the Millennium Falcon kicking into light speed. He has his video queued up to the 1:14 minute mark, where Harrison Ford's Han Solo makes his debut in this new look. Like R2-D2, BB-8 is a navigational companion droid. Of course he'd lose his nuts and bolts over seeing the never-before-revealed hyperspace scene. We know a few human fans who were equally floored by it. Some of whom (we won't name names) even cried!
This officially sanctioned parody of the reaction videos is a good way to keep the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in everyone's thoughts exactly 7 days after its release. We know you want to watch it again. So we've included it here, along with the Daisy Ridley and John Boyega clips. John Boyega, who plays the lightsaber wielding AWOL Stormtrooper Finn, had a decidedly different response to seeing this trailer for the first time than Daisy Ridley, who plays the desert scavenger turned galaxy savior Rey. Daisy watches from her bed, covering her face with blankets as the emotions overwhelm her. John Boyega, on the other hand, looks like someone just lit a firecracker off under his butt.
As some of you might notice, the BB-8 in the clip is not the actual droid seen in the movie. Though, the Astro-Mech seen in the sequel is a practical effect and not a digital one. The BB-8 seen here is actually the Sphero App-Enabled Droid, which you can purchase in stores and online for around $150 (though most retailers have been sold out since he debuted in September as part of the Force Friday campaign). If you manage to get your hands on one, you can watch the trailer, and upcoming movie, along with him. Take a look as BB-8 loses his mind over the final Star Wars 7 trailer.