Artist Allan Portilho unveils a stunning Solo: A Star Wars Story movie poster that could be mistaken for an official one-sheet. Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the studio relaunched the Star Wars film franchise to massive success. The main Skywalker Saga continued with a new trilogy – including 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi – but standalone anthology films have also been a part of Disney and Lucasfilm’s new slate.
The first anthology film, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, hit theaters in 2016 with the second debuting in just a few short months. Another prequel to George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy, Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story will focus on Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) before the smuggler teamed up with Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. Marketing for the anthology kicked into high gear with the first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer, but the push will continue until the film hits theaters in late May. Now, a new fan-made poster for the movie may not have been officially released by Lucasfilm – but it looks like it could have been.
3D artist and creative retoucher Allan Portilho unveiled a new poster for the upcoming second Star Wars anthology movie that features Han Solo’s iconic ship, the Millennium Falcon, framed by two TIE fighters. Take a look at a small version of the poster in the Star Wars Fan Page Instagram post below, then head over to Portilho’s portfolio to see a high-res version of the one sheet.
Portilho’s Solo image takes on a much different style than the official character posters released by Lucasfilm shortly after the first trailer debuted. Those featured the characters of Solo – including Han, Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), and new character Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) – seen through western-style cutouts of their names. Notably, the official posters for Solo faced an accusation of plagiarism from French artist Hachim Bahous recently, so perhaps it’s for the best that Portilho’s artwork is completely different.
Instead of focusing on any of the characters set to appear in the upcoming Star Wars anthology, Portilho’s poster puts the Millennium Falcon front and center. As confirmed by Lucasfilm – and showcased in plenty of Solo: A Star Wars Story tie-in toys – this Falcon will be different than the ship fans are used to seeing in Star Wars movies. Plus, fans will get to see the Millennium Falcon do the Kessel Run in Solo. Undoubtedly, the Millennium Falcon is as famous as its pilot, so it makes sense for Portilho’s poster to focus on Han Solo’s ship.
Although this fan-made Solo poster may not be an official teaser for the upcoming film, Disney and Lucasfilm will no doubt reveal plenty more marketing materials for the Han Solo movie before it hits theaters. As we get closer to Solo’s release date, we’ll see plenty more of Ehrenreich’s Han and the Millennium Falcon in official trailers and posters – but the fan-created media will also continue to roll in as hype builds for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Source: Allan Portilho
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