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Solo may have been a flop, but its posters most certainly were not

by Brandon Russell | June 24, 2018June 24, 2018 6:00 am PST

By now you’ve heard that Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box office, prompting Disney to re-evaluate its approach to anthology movies. While I don’t think the tepid commercial response accurately reflects the film’s overall quality, Solo still had it issues.

That being said, there’s no arguing Solo produced some killer imagery, from its varied planets to its incredible set pieces. It also featured some of the coolest, most inventive alien designs ever seen in a Star Wars movie. See? It had its strengths.

We can also consider its posters to be a big “win” for the movie. While a few of the designs were met with controversy, they helped convey an adventurous spirit that helped define the movie. The posters were also oozing with confidence, something that came across in each and every character introduced in the film.

Like we saw with the many different Wonder Woman posters, Solo’s posters were sanguine in the face of unsurmountable odds. You have to remember that the film’s original co-directing team was fired deep into production, resulting in extensive reshoots. Under the circumstances, I’d say Solo turned out pretty good.

My favorite (by far) of the bunch is the poster of Enfys Nest and the Cloud Riders. That was a piece of the story that simply didn’t get enough attention, but damn if their presence wasn’t memorable. Sorry, Lando, but Nest was by far the coolest character in Solo.

If you remember anything about Solo, remember Disney’s slick posters. They showcased fantastic artwork and a gallant excitement that perfectly complemented the titular character’s egotistical attitude.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.