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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Gang Assembles in 'Solo' Character Posters

Solo: A Star Wars Story continued its marketing efforts today with nine new character posters of Han, Qi'ra, Lando, Chewie, Beckett, Val, Dryden Vos, L3-37, and Rio Durant (Jon Favreau's alien character). The posters continue the film's orange color scheme, with the Falcon cockpit pattern in the background.
Again, they're mostly just relying on the same character poses from previous posters, without really giving us anything interesting or new. And it's just inexcusable that they don't list Joonas Suotamo's name with Chewbacca. (What's especially frustrating is that Favreau's name is paired with his character, even though he wasn't credited anywhere on the theatrical poster and Suotamo was.)

Meanwhile, the UK posters have at least been switching things up. The theatrical poster (released on Twitter a few days ago) uses a lot of new character art, a different color scheme, and overall just a more Drew Stuzan-esque Star Wars style:
Though this is preferable to the sickeningly orange-filtered US theatrical poster, these five new character posters make it clear that the UK batch still suffers from poor photoshop: 
Another day, another awkward moment in Solo's marketing. 

What do you think of all these posters? Do you prefer the US or UK versions? Tell me in the comments or tweet to @sithobserver, and may the Force be with you all. 

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