Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
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

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Review Of The Year: 10 Best Soundtracks Of 2014
The scores and OSTs to add to your playlist

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)