Must Watch: 'Star Wars' Sequel 'The Empire Strikes Back' First Teaser

October 16, 2013

The Empire Strikes Back

It's been a couple years since Star Wars blew audiences away in 1977, and now we're waiting for the next installment to hit theaters next summer on May 21st, 1980. We haven't heard much about the sequel, save for some crazy rumor about Darth Vader real identity, but now the first teaser trailer has arrived for the sequel which has the title The Empire Strikes Back. However, unlike most trailers that hit the big screen, this doesn't use any real footage from the sequel. Instead, it uses concept art from Ralph McQuarrie showing new planets, more droids, weird creatures and a lightsaber face-off between Luke Skywalker and the master of the dark side, Darth Vader. This is going to be so awesome! Watch it below!

Here's the first teaser trailer for Irvin Kirsher's The Empire Strikes Back, from

The Empire Strikes Back is directed by Irvin Kirshner (The Flim Flam Man) and written by Leigh Brackett (The Big Sleep) and newcomer Lawrence Kasdan with a story from Star Wars director George Lucas. Plot details are scarce, but the title seems to indicate that Darth Vader and the Empire are planning to seek out the Rebel Alliance and get revenge for their devastating attack on the Death Star. As the trailer indicates, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will be back as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo along with Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Billy Dee Williams as new character Lando Calrissian.

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Jeepers! That looks totally rad!

DAVIDPD on Oct 16, 2013


I think what yo meant was: "That looks totally random!"

Emilio Doménech on Oct 16, 2013


dont think you got the joke pal

cromjuss on Oct 19, 2013


This Lucas guy can do know wrong!

OfficialJab on Oct 16, 2013


I hear it's not even Lucas directing it. It's some guy named Irving Kershner. Did you see his movie SPYS? It was terrible. This guy is going to ruin Star Wars!

Kento on Oct 16, 2013


Cool, can't wait. Wonder if Luke and Princess Leia get married in it...

Guest on Oct 16, 2013


They would make such a cute couple!

axalon on Oct 17, 2013


Nice set up, making this sound like it's new.

dangeer on Oct 16, 2013


Guys this may sound crazy...but I bet Vader is Luke's father. Crazy I know...but I get this nagging feeling.

Xerxexx on Oct 16, 2013


I just think I'm right!

Xerxexx on Oct 16, 2013


That's crazy talk. How can he be his father if Darth Vader betrayed and murdered him!? You're out of your mind. That'd make no sense. You'd have to look at it from a completely different point of view.

Kento on Oct 16, 2013


I think you're reaching a bit there dude...

axalon on Oct 17, 2013


Really? Is it that far fetched?

Xerxexx on Oct 17, 2013


I don't know, I guess it just seems a little predictable. I'm hoping they throw in some sexual tension between Luke and Leia, they'd be a great couple!

axalon on Oct 17, 2013


I don't know. The first one was great. I can't see this one topping it.

Nielsen700 on Oct 16, 2013


I would watch the fuck out of any movie trailer that contained no footage but concept art from Ralph McQuarrie instead.

Quietus on Oct 16, 2013


I...I know it sounds crazy...but imagine if it were true! What a twist that would be.

Xerxexx on Oct 16, 2013


Another sequel...? *groan*

ListenToVinyl on Oct 16, 2013



Alain Leccia on Oct 16, 2013


What?! Luke and Leia together? No, that's too obvious. She's best made for Han Solo. THAT could be interesting. The princess and the smugler.

Lucius Ferguson on Oct 17, 2013


Did "Star Wars" really need a sequel? This is just Lucas trying to get more money. Honestly, this seems more like a business move than an artistic one. No wonder he isn't even directing it himself. Who is this Irvin guy anyway? I know it's too early to say, but I'd much rather see the story of how Darth Vader got into the Dark Side. That'd be an awesome film! Also, I'm tired of this political correctness stuff. Who's the black dude at the end?

Krishna Shenoi on Oct 17, 2013


Landau(?) Calrissian???

DaveLister_JMC on Oct 17, 2013


Who directed that trailer, Ken Burns?

TheOct8pus on Oct 17, 2013


Star Wars was great but I don't know about this... Maybe I'll rent the beta.

Neuromancer on Oct 17, 2013


Looks dumb. I'll save my money for Flash Gordon coming the same year. Now THAT looks like a great film!

CellReborn on Oct 17, 2013


Queen is doing the scoring it, man!

axalon on Oct 17, 2013


I heard the Muppets are in this one... and that guy that was on "The Hostage Tower" Billy Dee Willams is playing a righteous space dude it should totally be Philip Michael Thomas... Oh and wouldn't Leia bod look so hot in a bikini chaaa

DJROBL on Oct 17, 2013


Ya know, I truly don't know why everybody is going so ape shit over this movie. The first one was okay and had some decent effects, but the story was all over the place. For my money, there will be only one movie that will not only be the biggest hit of 1980, but one of the greatest films of the 80s (quite possibly of all time). And that movie is...POPEYE!!!! YEAH BABY!!! Robin Williams as the one-eyed sailor!!! NO CONTEST!!! The Empire may strike back, but not as hard as POPEYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Von Ryan on Oct 17, 2013


i'll go ya one better than Vader being Luke's father... I bet Leah is his SISTER!!!! whatcha think about THAT?!?!?!?!?!

nomad82 on Oct 17, 2013


No way man.

Xerxexx on Oct 18, 2013


I don't know about that title. Sounds kind of corny.

cobrazombie on Oct 17, 2013


Star Wars 2 the search for even more marketing money!

Jimmy Love on Oct 17, 2013

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