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Star Wars Trilogy Trivia – Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Trilogy Trivia – Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back

by Christopher DillardDecember 16, 2015

ComicUI and Pickled Comics come together for another topical team-up covering the craze known as STAR WARS! Over the past few months, we’ve been watching, studying, and researching the Star Wars films from start to finish, including the de-specialized original trilogy.

The original trilogy was a treat to revisit! I watched the unaltered, de-specialized versions from Harmy and used commentary from the blu-ray releases to compile the information. Despite them being loved by all, theres still some facts that fell to the dark side.

Thanks to the amazing talent of Mike Royer at Pickled Comics, he brings us the definitive movie poster comprised of these trivia tidbits. Look on below at this mind-blowing poster, read the entire list of fun facts below curated by ComicUI, and get hyped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this week!

Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back

Released: May 21, 1980
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan
Rated PG
Runtime: 129 minutes

Budget: $18 million
Gross: $290 million (USA, lifetime)

Facts:

  • Mark Hamill had to hit his head on Yoda’s hut 16 times before the shot was complete
  • Carrie Fisher stood on a box with Han Solo scenes do to a 1ft height difference
  • Han Solo is the only non-Jedi/Sith to wield a Lightsaber in Original Trilogy
  • Solo was frozen in carbonite because Harrison Ford wasn’t sure he wanted to return for Episode VI
  • One asteroid is a Potato, another is rumored to be a shoe
  • Carbon Freezing chamber is the only time Vader/C3P0 are seen on screen together in original Trilogy
  • The least amount of Lucas involvement, considered best film in series
  • Has lowest body count of any Star Wars film
  • First movie to be mixed in 5.1 surround
  • Boba Fett has only 4 lines
  • Luke is upside down at the beginning, middle, and end of the film, using the force each time
  • 0 Jedi Mind tricks were used in the making of this movie, the same number of Tattooines appear
  • Highest grossing film of 1980
  • Billy Dee WIlliams originally auditioned for Han Solo in A New Hope

Image Source: Pickled Comics

About The Author
Christopher Dillard
Author for Nerdtraffic, co-host of Superhero Slate podcast, and co-founder of ComicUI. I love Marvel, Star Wars, Halo, and the Muppets. Just your run-of-the-mill nerd.