What io9 reveals its a top ten list of things we didn't know about the making of the film. What is disclosed is that The Empire Strikes Back could have really, really sucked! Some revelations include:
"Darth Vader would have had a castle. And it would have been an evil fortress — in some versions, it's surrounded by lava, and full of gargoyles who are Vader's pets."
Well maybe not so much as sucked, but it definitely would not anywhere be near the original version we all love. Check it out if you get a chance! A definite must for any hardcore Star Wars fan, and at least a good flip through on your next visit to the bookstore. Enjoy!"And then there's the challenge of Yoda — as we reported the other day, they considered everything from a monkey in a mask to a small child or little person to play the Jedi sage, before deciding to go with Frank Oz's puppetry."
UPDATE: There's a good interview in Vanity Fair with author JW Rinzler about the filming of Empire Strikes Back.