The Empire Strikes Back is a rare film starring Carrie Fisher

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Behind the scenes of The Empire Strikes Back.


It’s 40 years since The Empire Strikes Back brought a sad, dramatic and cerebral sequel to A New Hope, the space anthology that introduced Star Wars to the world. As you let that go, celebrate his legacy with an unprecedented set film released on the Star Wars YouTube channel, featuring bidding moments by the late Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

The beautifully rendered film looks like it was shot yesterday. It shows Mark Hamill dancing in a snowstorm, once or twice with Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher hosting the team on set.

“Carrie was very funny and entertained everyone,” says George Lucas in a modern audio statement. “She was able to lead those people around without looking silly. “

“That came through and that was the important part of her character, the fact that she was the boss. And she was also shorter than everyone else,” he said, “but she handled that. so good.”

If you’re looking forward to new Star Wars content, Disney Plus recently announced a whopping 10 new series to be released over the next year or two, incl an animated show based on Obi-Wan Kenobi, who sees Hayden Christensen repeats his role as Darth Vader, and of course Ewen MacGregor as a Jedi title master.