Yes. That’s right. There was another story set in place aside from perhaps the greatest sequel of all-time, The Empire Strikes Back!
Before Empire was decided upon as a follow up the original Star Wars, Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, was commissioned as a low-budget sequel if one of the biggest films of all times tanked. Check out the YouTube video below from MrSundayMovies. It includes a breakdown of the story in motion-comic form to get an idea of how it would have turned out.
Let us know if this is something you would have liked to have seen instead of Empire in the comments below!