We’re probably a week (or maybe just days) away from Lucasfilm and Disney’s big reveal of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Hyped up by The Last Jedi, fans are craving a first look at Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, not to mention a decent look at the direction they’re going in with the film. Perhaps because of all that, some joker thought it’d be a great idea to fake some promotional images and ‘leak’ them online.
This happens a lot with major releases, unfortunately, but the big difference in this case was that the fakes were actually really good. Cards on the table, I thought they were real. For one, they didn’t reuse the same cast shot of Ehrenreich that many fakers use, not to mention that the slightly redesigned Millennium Falcon seen on the poster lines up with the rumors we’ve heard of its appearance in the film.
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Perhaps because these were so plausible, Disney actually got in touch with Screen Rant to tell them they weren’t real. Well, that or these are real and they’re so embarrassed about them leaking that they’re trying to cover it up. Either way, the talented person that put these together should be sending his CV into Lucasfilm’s promotional department right about now, as this seems like an individual they should have on board.
Truth be told, our first real look at Solo: A Star Wars Story can’t come soon enough for me. After all, there are a lot of bad vibes around the film at the moment, due to a combination of Phil Lord and Chris Miller being sacked, the nasty rumors about the production and reports that the studio apparently has no confidence in the project and expects it to be the first ever Star Wars flop.
Of course, there’s only one way to change that narrative – a trailer that knocks our collective socks off and leaves us panting for more. Your move, Disney.