Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back is considered by most to be the best in the Star Wars saga. However, things didn't always pan out the way they did in the final cut. Hit the jump to check some of the ideas used in the original draft and an alternate (and arguably worse) ending.

Check out the embedded video below for light hearted look at the original idea's behind The Empire Strikes Back!

If you liked this check out the official Comic Book Movie Podcast The Weekly Planet below, the latest episode of which looks bizarre alternate endings to popular comic book movies. Subscribe to it on iTunes or download it directly here.

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Brainiac13 - 12/6/2013, 2:37 PM

For a momment...I thought SHIT! its Sunday and I going to work tomorrow.

Just for a second....
JoeMomma29 - 12/6/2013, 2:37 PM
Best SW movie ever!!!!!!!! Hands down!!!!! Oh yeah because George Lucas did not direct it!
JoeMomma29 - 12/6/2013, 2:39 PM
I actually loved the idea of Lando being a left over clone!
Nomis - 12/6/2013, 2:40 PM
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/6/2013, 2:55 PM
Red hot comic book movie news up your butt hole
JoeMomma29 - 12/6/2013, 3:03 PM
I would love to see the original concept of Boba Fett on the big screen.

SuperCat - 12/6/2013, 3:20 PM
gaikinger - 12/6/2013, 3:42 PM
A New Hope was the best of the films....hands down.
Facade - 12/6/2013, 3:48 PM
ds9epicfan - 12/6/2013, 3:49 PM
Empire Strikes Back is a timeless classic combining great story,characters,directing,and (back then)top special effects!If only we could have that kinda magic film-making today!
fanDomX - 12/6/2013, 3:50 PM
Yep A New Hope all the way!!!!!!!!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/6/2013, 4:19 PM
That would have been terrible
Azrael725 - 12/6/2013, 5:12 PM
thank god none of that happened. love it just the way it is.
ds9epicfan - 12/6/2013, 6:31 PM
100% correct!One of the greatest films ever made!
gulducati - 12/6/2013, 6:51 PM
Are they talking on the phone?
ChowdaHead - 12/6/2013, 8:10 PM
@Intruder couldnt have said it any better.
FlixMentallo21 - 12/6/2013, 9:41 PM
Waitasec--I thought the alternate ending was that Luke's father is Chewbacca!
BlackIceJoe - 12/6/2013, 10:53 PM
I do know that the original idea was that Vader was not Luke's dad. Plus that Luke and Leia were not brother and sister. I believe the original plan was to make twelve movies for Star Wars and because Fox did not want that many films. So many ideas like Luke finding out who his sister was they changed to it being Leia.

I did not know that Lando was to be an original Stormtrooper. That could have been interesting. I am happy with what we got. Plus if I remember correctly Harrison Ford on the day of filming the part when Han Solo was to be frozen he demanded they change the script. The part he wanted changed was after Leia said I love. Harrison was supposed to say I love you too. But he did not like that and wanted it changed to what was used in the final version. Which we all know is "I know" because the reasoning was Han would never say something like that.

It is always interesting to find out what went into films we all love.
Hemogoblin - 12/6/2013, 11:31 PM
How do we feel about these ethnic reboots going on with marvel universe characters, what if Disney carries over this trend to luckas fillms.???? A posible Caucasian lando ?,dought it, but perhaps an african american han solo. Hoping to creat some chater to prevent this travisty from harvesting lucas characters for politicaly corect revival resulting in ethnic reboots of beloved characters to apease a small demografic. Very recent example.... heimdall now black in thor, black nick furry, and now the desiered casting for a black LexLuther. Make a little noise if you like to see star wars remane true. Big brother is listening. Power to the people. [email protected] Twitter
m0th3r - 12/6/2013, 11:41 PM
Dunsten checks in was awesome...
BlindJustice - 12/7/2013, 1:21 AM
I heard that Wicket was going to be revealed as Chewbacca and Han's love-child...

As a kid I actually got sucked in to thinking Luke and Leia were a couple. It wasn't until after I saw Empire (about 10 times in the theater) that it hit me...DUH! They're siblings! Haha.

Hey I was in 1st grade when Empire came out...cut me some slack! >_<
BlindJustice - 12/7/2013, 1:24 AM
My neighbor was the first one to say they should call the next movie 'Revenge of the Jedi'. He said it about a month after Empire came out...He even drew up a comic.

Ok...rambling along now...G'nighty!

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