In the wake of a plagiarism complaint from French artist Hachim Bahous, the characters of Solo: A Star Wars Story come out from behind their names and take center stage in some newly released international posters.
These posters keep a similarly distinct color scheme from the original works, but now give Han, Lando, Qi'ra, and Chewie full body poses. Also, Han has his first name out there now instead of his last name (aka the title of the movie), keeping some form of parallelism to the naming conventions.
Take a look:
While these posters are certainly a leap away from the ones that were originally released — and originally complained about — SYFY WIRE confirmed with Lucasfilm they are legit. This new direction could mean Disney is distancing itself from the first look, which they admitted was contracted out to a third party and was under their own investigation.
Also: no guns. No blaster pistol sits on the hip of Lando Calrissian, none rests in Han’s clenched hand. Chewie still has his bandolier, but nothing to load from it. Toning down the gun-toting violence of the series for audiences outside the U.S. may have been in the cards before gun control hit the forefront of the national conversation, but regardless, these weaponless characters are simply here to remind you of their iconic (or soon to be iconic) status.
We’ll all get a better taste when Solo: A Star Wars Story releases on May 25.