Gorgeous Star Wars short film imagines an Empire that never gave up after Return of the Jedi

Between the new Star Wars movies, animated series, books and novels, we have a pretty good feel for how the universe evolved after the end of the original trilogy. But what if the Empire kept on fighting anyway?

That’s the question the new fan film Call of the Empire looks to address, in a gorgeous little short film that shows off the remnants of war and a nifty little dogfight. The short was directed by Trevor Kerr, and looks to pick up a bit of an alternate reality after Return of the Jedi. For a fan film, the effects work is solid, and it’s interesting to see a piece that skews a bit more toward the Empire side of the fight.

The only bad thing about this piece? It’s too darn short. But it should do a good job of keeping us entertained while we wait for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to arrive in December.

Check out the short film below and let us know what you think:

(Via Gizmodo)

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