Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Poster
Release Date
May 21st, 1980
Director
Writers
  • Leigh Brackett
  • Lawrence Kasdan
  • George Lucas
Cast
Official Sites
starwars.com

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Star Wars Fans Hated Empire Strikes Back When It Was First Released, Too

Star Wars Fans Hated Empire Strikes Back When It Was First Released, Too

Though Empire Strikes Back is regarded as the definitive Star Wars movie by fans now, it wasn't so highly regarded upon its release.

Kevin Burwick

Empire Strikes Back Bad Lip Reading Video Turns Hoth Into a Rap Battle

Empire Strikes Back Bad Lip Reading Video Turns Hoth Into a Rap Battle

The Battle of Hoth becomes a hip hop fight of epic proportions in the latest Star Wars Bad Lip Reading Video.

Ryan Scott

10 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Facts You Never Knew

10 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Facts You Never Knew

Some people call Empire Strikes Back the greatest chapter in the Star Wars saga, but there are still many secrets to be discovered in this classic sci-fi adventure.

Ryan J. Downey

Proof That Last Jedi Is Empire Strikes Back All Over Again?

Proof That Last Jedi Is Empire Strikes Back All Over Again?

A fan-made trailer for The Empire Strikes Back reimagines the classic in the style of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Ryan Scott

Star Wars Anthology Solves Boba Fett No Disintegrations Mystery

Star Wars Anthology Solves Boba Fett No Disintegrations Mystery

A throwaway line from the 1997 special edition of A New Hope finally has some meaning through a Star Wars short story anthology collection.

Kevin Burwick

How Luke Skywalker Learns About Rogue One Crew's Sacrifice

How Luke Skywalker Learns About Rogue One Crew's Sacrifice

The Rogue One crew's sacrifice gets recognized by Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Han Solo in a new Star Wars comic book.

Kevin Burwick

What Luke Was Really Eating on Dagobah in Empire Strikes Back

What Luke Was Really Eating on Dagobah in Empire Strikes Back

Mark Hamill answers one of the most burning questions in the Star Wars universe as he reveals the truth behind Luke's Dagobah snacks in Empire Strikes Back.

B. Alan Orange

Empire Strikes Back Revisited Fan-Edit Is the Special Edition We Wanted

Empire Strikes Back Revisited Fan-Edit Is the Special Edition We Wanted

A new fan-edited update for Empire Strikes Back has arrived online utilizing upgraded footage.

Ryan Scott

Ralph McQuarrie's Alternate Empire Strikes Back Logos Revealed

Ralph McQuarrie's Alternate Empire Strikes Back Logos Revealed

A series of never-before-seen logos for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back have surfaced on line.

Ryan Scott

Luke & Leia Kiss Autograph Reveals Carrie Fisher's Twisted Sense of Humor

Luke & Leia Kiss Autograph Reveals Carrie Fisher's Twisted Sense of Humor

Mark Hamill shares an autographed Star Wars photo he signed along with Carrie Fisher, that shows some hilarious annotations.

Brian Gallagher

Watch Mark Hamill Get Bit by a Snake on Empire Strikes Back Set

Watch Mark Hamill Get Bit by a Snake on Empire Strikes Back Set

Mark Hamill responds to a new behind-the-scenes video from Empire Strikes Back, where he was actually bitten by a snake.

Brian Gallagher

Empire Strikes Back Honest Trailer Goes Soft on Star Wars Classic

Empire Strikes Back Honest Trailer Goes Soft on Star Wars Classic

Empire Strikes Back turns out to be so flawless not even the Honest Trailer squad can find fault with it.

Ryan Scott

Original Star Wars Trilogy Returns to Theaters This Summer

Original Star Wars Trilogy Returns to Theaters This Summer

Tickets for the Original Star Wars Trilogy screening event go on sale May 4.

B. Alan Orange

Star Wars Boba Fett Voice Actor Jason Wingreen Passes Away at 95

Star Wars Boba Fett Voice Actor Jason Wingreen Passes Away at 95

Jason Wingreen, best known as the voice of Boba Fett in Empire Strikes Back and the Bartender on All in the Family, passed away in his home on Christmas Day.

B. Alan Orange

Star Wars Original Trilogy Unaltered Blu-rays Coming?

Star Wars Original Trilogy Unaltered Blu-rays Coming?

Director John Landis claims that the original 1977 theatrical cut of Star Wars is coming to Blu-ray.

B. Alan Orange

Star Wars Movie Saga Available in Digital HD April 10

Star Wars Movie Saga Available in Digital HD April 10

Fans can experience all six Star Wars movies on Digital HD with brand new special features starting April 10th, 2015.

Brian Gallagher

Marvel Star Wars Comics Will Bridge A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back

Marvel Star Wars Comics Will Bridge A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back

Three new comic books from Marvel will be a part of the movie cannon as Star Wars, Darth Vader and Princess Leia debut in 2015.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars Gets a Guardians of the Galaxy Style Trailer

Star Wars Gets a Guardians of the Galaxy Style Trailer

Take a look at the lighter side of a galaxy far, far away as the Star Wars trilogy is set to the same tone and music as the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.

Brian Gallagher

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Voted Greatest Movie of All Time

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Voted Greatest Movie of All Time

Empire Magazine takes a poll resulting in a list of the 301 greatest movies ever made, including The Godfather and The Dark Knight.

B. Alan Orange

Han Solo's Empire / Jedi Blaster Sells for $200,000

Han Solo's Empire / Jedi Blaster Sells for $200,000

The gun replaced the one used in A New Hope. The winning bidder has not stepped forward after the gun sold this past weekend.

B. Alan Orange