Though initially lauded, the first batch of poster art for Ron Howard’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hit a controversy in regards to claims of plagiarism. As a result, a second batch was produced keeping much of the same art but just presenting it in a different way.
Now a third round of the posters has been released, this time the blasters that each of the characters were proudly brandishing have been removed. The erasure is expected to be tied to the intensified gun debate in the wake of the Florida school shooting which culminated with a nationwide march this past weekend.
The posters come as a Vulture report has gone up from an apparent actor from the production. While the report mostly just re-iterates old rumors and covers no new ground, a brief quote does suggest that despite the change of directors on the film there won’t be much difference in terms of onscreen content:
“It’s exactly the same script. They’re filming exactly the same things. There’s nothing new. [Lord and Miller] used whole sets. But Ron is just using parts from those sets. I guess they’re not shooting wide angle. Maybe to save money.”
The same source also claims that the Alden Ehrenreich acting coach talk was true, but for a very specific reason – namely Lucasfilm wanted something ‘very specific’ with “his performance to be as close to the original Harrison Ford role as possible” and ultimately Ehrenreich “became more relaxed…he became more Harrison-like” after the coach.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will be released on May 25th.