I have always been unclear about the length of time between ESB and ROTJ. It seems like at the end of ESB, Lando and Chewie are on their way to Jabba's Palace to rescue Han. When I was a kid I thought ROTJ took place the next day. I'm still unclear of the exact length of time between the 2 movies. While i'm on the topic, What are the lengths of time between all of the movies? This is what I see: TPM - ATOC - 10 years AOTC - EP III - 2 years EP III - ANH - 20 years ANH - ESB - 2 years ESB - ROTJ - I can't guess. Who knows the real time spans?