Last week, LucasFilm dug into its archives and re-released the original teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, shortly after a report that a major announcement is coming regarding Star Wars: Episode VII in the form of a trailer. Today, one week later, the studio has released the original Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back trailer, which, oddly enough, did not show any actual footage from the movie, a tactic that director J.J. Abrams would surely love to employ in the years leading up to Episode VII's 2015 release. The trailer does include concept illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie depicting the Rebel base on Hoth, Cloud City and Luke Skywalker's final duel with Darth Vader.
Anthony Daniels, who played C3PO in all six of the Star Wars movies, had some interesting comments at New York Comic-Con 2013 last weekend, when asked why he wouldn't talk about Star Wars: Episode VII, pantomiming the "big ears" of Mickey Mouse.
"Walls have ears. And we know what they look like. They're very big ears..."
He continued to tease the crowd again, when asked about being the only actor to appear in all six of the franchise's movies.
"Yes, I am the only actor to be in all seven because I feel... Six, whatever!"
A innocent slip of the tongue? Or is C3PO coming back as well? Its all part of the waiting game.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was released May 21st, 1980 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker. The film is directed by Irvin Kershner.
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.