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20 Subtle Details You Likely Missed When Watching 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'

Updated September 29, 2020 1.4k votes 177 voters 17.2k views20 items

List RulesVote up the details you first missed when watching 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.'

Universally lauded as one of the greatest sequel films ever created, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back builds upon its predecessor, A New Hope, by expanding the known galaxy beyond just a rehash of the previous film's story. With the additional mysticism of the Force, a greater scope on the scale of the Empire, and the introduction of one little green character, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan, and George Lucas cram an asteroid field's worth of detail into 2 hours and 7 minutes of screen time.

Did you manage to catch any of these details on your first viewing? Vote up the details you missed when you first watched The Empire Strikes Back!

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    Among all the scratches and dents and other damage on Boba Fett's armor, there is a very noticeable chip on his 'cup.' Which means someone has canonically shot Boba Fett in the crotch at some point.

    From Redditor u/twestermeister

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  • 2

    Bossk’s costume was actually a recycled costume from 'Doctor Who.'

    From Redditor u/-Mr_Tub-

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  • 3

    The actor who would play the Imperial officer that would be dragging Leia away in Cloud City was a no show, so the actor who played Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, put on the costume and did the part.

    From Redditor u/SK_customs

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    The injuries sustained by Luke Skywalker in the Wampa attack were used as an explanation for the injuries Mark Hamill suffered in a car accident in 1977 where he suffered a fractured nose and cheekbone.

    From Redditor u/HeyAbbotttttt

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