Vintage: The First Teaser Trailer for The Empire Strikes Back

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As we play the waiting game for whatever big news about the upcoming Star Wars instalment comes along, be prepared for plenty of “stand-by material”.  It’s an internet coping mechanism for all of us concerned Star Wars fanboys & girls.

And sometimes as we wait for the future, we take a look into the past.  Here’s the first teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes, an interesting snapshot of what constituted a trailer way back in the late 1970s.   Instead of any early production footage, this trailer is entirely made up of concept art from the great Ralph McQuarrie.

Would this have captured your interest back in 1979, the year prior to the film’s release?

Source: First Showing

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