Happy 30th anniversary, “Empire Strikes Back”!!!
30 years ago this year, George Lucas and 20th Century Fox once again joined forces to release “The Empire Strikes Back”, the sequel to the smash hit “Star Wars”. This time, Lucas was in control of his destiny, since he controlled the profits from the movie’s release after the first one provided much needed cash to Fox. The film was at the time one of the largest 70mm releases ever and provided moviegoers with a surprising cliffhanger that was resolved three years later with “Return of the Jedi”, which chronologically is the last “Star Wars” film in the canon.