The epic science fiction adventure film The Empire Strikes Back was released 21 May 1980. It is The second installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, and Fifth episode overall (or sixth if you count Rogue One) and is set three years after Star Wars. Following the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance has been driven from their former base on Yavin IV by the Galactic Empire. The Rebels, led by Princess Leia, have set up their new base on the inhospitable ice planet Hoth. The Imperial fleet, led by Darth Vader, continues to hunt for the Rebels’ new base by dispatching probe droids across the galaxy.
ON Hoth Luke Skywalker is injured and captured by a yeti-like Wampa but manages to escape. Luckily He is later rescued by Han Solo. Meanwhile an Imperial probe droid has located the Rebels hidden base and alerted the Empire who launch a large-scale attack, using AT-AT Walkers to capture the base. Despite heavy resistance the Rebels are forced to retreat. Han and Leia try to escape on the Millennium Falcon with C-3PO and Chewbacca, but have mechanical difficulties
Vader summons bounty hunters, including the notorious Boba Fett, to assist in finding the Falcon And locating the Rebel Alliance. Luke meanwhile, escapes with R2-D2 in his X-wing fighter and crash-lands on the swamp planet Dagobah where he meets enigmatic Jedi Master Yoda and gradually learns to use the Force under his tutelage.
After evading the Empire, Han sets a course for Cloud City, a floating colony in the skies of the gas giant planet Bespin. Cloud City is run by Han’s old friend, Lando Calrissian. Unknowingly, the Millennium Falcon has been tracked for the Empire by Boba Fett. Unfortunately Lando is coerced into cooperating with the Empire and leads them into a trap where they are handed over to Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Vader plans to use the group as bait to lure out Luke, intending to capture him alive and take him to the Emperor. Vader takes Leia and Chewbacca into custody. He intends to hold Luke in suspended animation in a block of carbonite for delivery to the Emperor. Han Solo is also frozen and given to Boba Fett who takes him to Jabba the Hutt and claims the bounty on Solo.
During his training on Dagobah, Luke sees a premonition of Han and Leia in pain in a city in the clouds and must decide whether to stay on Dagobah and complete his training to become a full Jedi Knight or to leave, confront Vader and save his friends. Luke leaves against Yoda’s wishes, and after arriving at Cloud City, he falls into Vader’s trap. The two engage in a lightsaber duel sadly Luke proves to be no match for Vader. After Luke refuses to join Vader against the Emperor, Vader reveals that he is in fact Luke’s father, Anakin Skywalker. Sensing Luke’s pain over this shocking revelation Leia, persuades Lando to return to Cloud City in the Falcon to rescue Luke. Later Lando and Chewbacca set off for Tatooine in order to Rescue Han from the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett.