Guns are being removed from Solo: A Star Wars Story posters, and no one is sure why 2 years ago

Guns are being removed from Solo: A Star Wars Story posters, and no one is sure why

We are only months away from the long-awaited Han Solo origin movie.

Solo: A Star Wars Story has had somewhat of a trouble production so far. Original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were replaced by Ron Howard, and Lucasfilm were rumoured to be unhappy with newcomer Alden Ehrenreich’s performance in the lead role, going as far as hiring him an acting coach.

The first trailer finally dropped last month though, and has definitely gone some way to damped fans’ concerns about the film – with Donald Glover in particular stealing the show as young Lando Calrissian.

The marketing is hitting full force at the moment, but fans have spotted something rather strange – the blasters seems to have been removed from some of the posters.


ScreenRant contact Disney, who confirmed that these posters are for the Brazilian market.

No reason has been given for the change. Some have hypothesised that is to make the film seem more family-friendly. Of course, gun control is a major issue in the US at the moment and suggestions have been made that the removal of firearms relates to that - but these posters are not for the American market, so that would be unlikely

This comes after the Solo posters were shown to show a striking resemblance to the artwork from a series of jazz compilation albums.