By Mike SliveAssociated PressA lot of people have come out of the woodwork and expressed interest in seeing Harrison Ford’s “Star Wars” return in a future instalment.
But it’s been a while since we’ve seen an episode that was set in the future.
And what is “The Empire Strikes Back,” the first episode of “The Force Awakens” that was released in theaters in December, actually all about?
It all comes down to this: Han Solo’s dad, Han Solo (Harrison Ford), died.
And he was supposed to be dead in “Return of the Jedi,” but the filmmakers didn’t want him to be.
So, Han’s mom, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), is tasked with finding him.
So she gets a job at a spaceport in the middle of nowhere.
She hires a bounty hunter, the smuggler Jango Fett (Domhnall Gleeson), and he goes to visit his dad, hoping to bring him back.
But Jango ends up killing him.
The filmmakers also want to bring back the legendary Jedi master, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kitana), and they decide to use him to help save the Rebellion.
They also want a new character named Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Master Mace Windu), who was supposed by the filmmakers to be Han’s son.
And the rest of the plotline takes a pretty literal turn, too.
Han and Leia are about to fight in the Battle of Endor.
The Rebellion, led by General Organa (Mark Hamill), wants to capture the Millennium Falcon, which is Han’s new ship.
They’re also about to battle the new Death Star, which they think is a Death Star II.
So they use a bounty on Obi-wan.
But the bounty is a trap, as they capture him.
Han and Leia escape the prison.
And we meet a new kid named Luke (Mark Rylance), who is going to help them.
And then, at the end, it’s revealed that Obi-zan, who was going to be the one to save his dad’s life, is actually Darth Vader.
And the story ends with Luke’s father, Vader, and Han getting into a lightsaber duel, and the Force going out of control.