I'm guessing most hardcore Star Wars fans have already read the newly posted first draft of Leigh Brackett's screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back -- and committed it to memory so they can better debate the finer points of how it would fit into the overarching mythology of the series -- but if you're a slightly less fanatical fan of all things Jedi, Crave Online's look at how the script would have changed things we all now take for granted makes for fascinating reading.

Author Rick Panna has taken the time to chronicle many of the major differences between Brackett's early draft -- completed in February of 1978 -- and what eventually wound up on the screen. It's an interesting look at not only what might have been, had Brackett not succumbed to cancer a month after finishing her draft, but also how certain ideas were taken and then incorporated into later films in the series.
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