I previously discussed the controversy over the removal of the blasters from the International Solo posters. I also discussed Disney’s purported response to the removal, and how it conflicted with the known political climate in Brazil over the public debate on firearms. I explained how it didn’t matter if the posters were international, since the political motivation for removing the blasters was the same despite being designed for Brazil. I then repeated that explanation in response to Star Wars Explained’s inappropriate admonishment of Jeremy at Geeks + Gamers.
Now Jeremy has discovered the same altered blasterless character images, now being used for American character posters.
If you still doubt that there is a political agenda at work here, read the following sentence from the new Han Solo novel Last Shot, which describes what happened when Han Solo brought a toy blaster home for a young Kylo Ren to play with:
Pretty soon, every commanding officer in the Resistance will be some sort of space hippie like Holdo.
Just a point of clarification here.
Jeremy is not speaking about the British Solo posters, which were released on the Star Wars UK Twitter feed, all of which sport blasters:
Rather what Jeremy is referring to instead, are the new blasterless character posters for the United States:
If you’ll recall, Disney purported responded to ScreenRant, specifically stating that, “First of all, the posters arent for the United States. They’re posters for Brazil.”
And yet, here are the very same blasterless images now in the United States poster. Compare and contrast:
Maybe Disney is trolling us.