Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Feature
The Story Behind The Empire Strikes Back
The six important decisions that created a classic

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5 6
Back 6 of 6  
The Story Behind The Empire Strikes Back | 6. To Make The Villain The Hero's Father And Leave The Best Character In Carbon Freeze
6. To Make The Villain The Hero's Father And Leave The Best Character In Carbon Freeze

It was in Lucas’ handwritten second draft of the Empire screenplay that the Vader is Luke’s father revelation makes its first appearance. Lucas felt the importance of keeping the twist secret so keenly that he left it out of the typed up version, the draft that got sent to Fox head honcho Alan Ladd Jr. “They knew that was one thing that, if it got out, would ruin the theatre going experience for most people,” says Rinzler. “He was also worried about Luke having his hand cut off. He consulted psychologists. He was taking a big risk because he knew it would take 3 years for people to find out if Darth Vader was lying.” It was also equally brave to have Han Solo frozen in carbonite at the end - but this decision had more pragmatic origins. “I think that does have something to do with Harrison Ford not committing to two more films. George is not going to let himself get negotiated into a corner. And Mark Hamill was pretty aware of that as well.”

1 2 3 4 5 6
Back
6 of 6
 

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 http://clothingtrade.us
Dear customers, thank you for your support of our company. Here, there's good news to tell you: The company recently launched a number of new fashion items! ! Fashionable and welcome everyone to come buy. If necessary, please plut: welcome to : === http://clothingtrade.us ===== === http://clothingtrade.us ===== === http://clothingtrade.us ===== === http://clothingtrade.us ===== === http://clothingtrade.us ===== === http://clothingtrade.us ===== === http://clothingtrade.us ===== This is a shopping paradise We need your support and trust! More

Posted by wulun54 on Tuesday November 9, 2010, 15:24


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)