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Ever hear the name “Black Angel”? Despite what you may think, no, it’s not name of a underground death metal band. Black Angel, is the “lost” short that debuted in front of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. A full-feature Black Angel  is now in the works, with Roger Christian back to write and direct and Rutger Hauer and John Rhys-Davies set to star.  (more…)

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No, I’m afraid Black Angel is NOT a lost chapter in the Star Wars saga itself. Rather, it was a companion short and directorial debut of Star Wars art director Roger Christian shown only in select areas back in 1980 when The Empire Strikes Back first opened. It was only screened in Europe and Australia, and after disappearing without a trace, was long believed to be an urban legend by many Star Wars fans until it resurfaced in 2011.

Hit the jump for more info, and two clips from the legendary film.  (more…)