Do you like posters? Do you like Han Solo? Do you like posters of the new Solo movie? You want more? Well we’ve got another one and with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story less than a month away, Disney and Lucasfilm have released a new Dolby poster for the Star Wars spin-off. How many posters is that now? I’ve lost count.
Instead of a busy backgrounds like the previous posters, featuring a bright orange landscape, the latest poster instead is quite blank. It has a bit of a texture, with a thin black border, but besides that, there’s not much in the background to distract us from the main subject, the characters. The edges are rough and worn, making it look more like a wanted poster. A throw back to the western themes of the Original Trilogy.
That’s what the original 1977 movie was like, a western in space. With the frontier (Tatooine), the saloon (The Mos Eisley Cantina) with an old fashioned bar fight and Han himself like a mysterious figure sitting in the back of a booth. It does have that western vibe.