The film is set three years after the original Star Wars.The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Darth Vader, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance.
While Darth Vader maintains his pursuit of the Rebels across the galaxy,Luke Skywalker begins his study of the Force under Jedi Grand Master Yoda. But when Darth Vader captures Luke's friends,Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a full Jedi Knight or to confront Darth Vader and save his friends.
(first title cards)
Title card/crawl: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Title card/crawl: It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space...
Admiral Piett:"Lord Vader, our ships have completed their scan of the area and found nothing. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now."
Darth Vader:"Alert all commands. Calculate every possible destination along their last known trajectory."
Admiral Piett:"Yes, my Lord. We'll find them."
Darth Vader:"Don't fail me again, Admiral."
Luke:"There's something not right here... I feel cold. Death."
Yoda:(points to a cave opening beneath a large tree) "That place... is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go."
Luke:"What's in there?"
Yoda:"Only what you take with you."
Darth Vader:"There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon. You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegrations."
Boba Fett:"As you wish."