Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is a 2027 science fiction remake of the 1980 Star Wars film of the same name. This reboot was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Andrew Garfield, Nathan Fillion and Rachel McAdams amongst others. It is a sequel to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars Volume I and Star Wars: The Clone Wars Volume II.
Following the Battle of Yavin Four and the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance was forced to flee from their base on Yavin Four when the Galactic Empire retaliated for the loss of the Death Star and invaded the planet. Since, the rebels have set up a base on the ice planet of Hoth.
An Imperial Star Destroyer launches several probe droids across the Galaxy to find Luke Skywalker, the young rebel who blew up the Death Star. One such probe lands on Hoth. Luke, who happens to be patrolling the area on his tauntaun, spots the probe landing and mistakes it for a meteorite. He informs his comrade and friend, Han Solo, of his intention to investigate the sight. However, a vicious wampa attacks Luke and beheads his tauntaun before knocking Luke out.
Luke awakens in a frozen cave, suspended upside down, while the wampa feasts on the tauntaun's corpse. Luke spots his lightsaber lying on the ground and uses the Force to retrieve it, igniting it while doing so. The wampa attacks Luke yet again, but Luke swings his lightsaber and cuts the creature's arm clean off. Luke gets back onto his feet and puts the creature out of his misery by slashing through it's neck.
Luke flees the cave and tries to make it back to Echo Base, but gets caught in a blizzard and collapses. Before he passes out, he sees a vision his late friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi, who tells him to travel to Dagobah to study under a Jedi Grand Master named Yoda.
Back at the base, Han notices that Luke has not returned, so he sets out on his own tauntaun to find him. He discovers Luke lying in the snow, mumbling about Dagobah. Han's tauntaun dies from the freezing conditions, so he takes Luke's lightsaber and cuts the tauntaun open, using it's body to keep Luke warm.
The enxt morning, other rebels arrive on their snowspeeders and rescue the two. Upon return to Echo Base, Luke is placed in a bacta tank for medical care. Han's first mate, the Wookie Chewbacca, locates the probe droid and destroys it. General Jan Dodonna realises that the Empire may know the location of Echo Base, and orders an evacuation.
Soon, the Imperial fleet arrives out of hyperspace. On board the Executor, Admiral Kendal Ozzel and Captain Firmus Piett speak to Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader over video communication. Vader notes that Ozzel has emerged very close to Hoth. Ozzel claims that he wishes to catch the rebels off guard, and exterminate them before they can set up their defenses. However, Vader sees that the rebels have now been alerted to the Empire's presence. Disappointed with the failure, Vader uses the Force to strangle Ozzel to death, and appoints Piett admiral of the ship.
General Dodonna orders the shield generators to be brought online to protect the base from orbital bombardment. General Maximillian Veers of the Emire lands outside of the shields and begins to lead his men overland to destroy the shield generator.
Luke leads a team of snowspeeders to take down the advancing army of AT-ATs, but soon realises that they are stronger then anticipated and the rebels don't have enough firepower to take them down. Luke orders his men to use the tow cables installed in all snowspeeders to entangle the walker's legs and topple them. Luke makes a run against one of the walkers, but his gunner Dak Ralter is hit by blaster fire and killed. Luke loses control of his speeder and crashes it into a snowbank. He manages to climb out before one of the walkers steps on it.
Inside the base, Mon Mothma learns that her son, Jobin Mothma, has been killed in the battle. Stricken with grief, she collapses, while Leia tries to console her. However, a wave of snowtroopers arrive and swarm into the base. In the confusion, Leia is dragged away from Mothma, who is subsequently shot and killed. Han, Chewbacca, Leia and protocol droid C3PO make their way to Han's ship, the Millenium Falcon, and escape. Darth Vader himself arrives and orders his men to search the base for them, but calls the hunt off when he senses them escaping. Vader interrogates the captive Dodonna, who refuses to cooperate. Vader breaks his neck and sets out to return to the Executor.
Luke, recovering from the crash, witnesses Veers' AT-AT destroying the vulnerable shield generator, and the base finally falls to the Empire. Using his hoist cable, Luke manages to climb onto the underbelly of the walker and cut it open with his lightsaber. He then throws a thermal detonator inside and jumps away before it explodes, killing Veers. Luke then reaches astromech droid R2-D2 and together they escape in Luke's starfighter. Luke sets his coordinates for Dagobah.