Solo: A Star Wars Story has had its fair share of production issues and controversy, making fans worried about the final product they can expect on May 25th. As if those issues weren’t enough, now the film faces a very serious accusation in the form of plagiarism. Artist Hachim Bahous published a comparison between some covers he made for Sony Music France vs. the posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Look for yourself, as the resemblance is uncanny:

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He also added a message to his post, in which he says:

“Left the official posters of the next Star Wars (Disney), right the compiles for which I made the creation in 2015 for Sony Music France / Legacy Recordings France following the brief of the project leader Romain ‘Rpiz’ Pizon.
I am flattered that the quality of my work is recognized, but it is still pure and simple forgery, I have not been asked for my permission, I wish to be credited and paid for this work I have done for Sony!
A thought for everyone who worked hard on this very beautiful project: Dj Reverend P (Patrice Larrar), Richard Lecocq, Aurélien Orel, David Hachour, Yazid Manou and Yazid Manou So Romain ‘Rpiz’ Pizon.
#LegacyOfStarWars”

This post was translated from French

You can’t deny that the posters look alike, from the fonts to color schemes, it is clear where exactly the Solo: A Star Wars Story posters got their concepts from. Bahous mentions that he is flattered that his work is recognized but plagiarism is still plagiarism. His frustration is completely understandable and it is yet to be seen if Disney will answer to such serious accusations.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe Disney should make a statement regarding the accusations? Does this change your perspective on anything regarding the film? Let us know at @SuperBroMovies and in the comments below!

Kenneth Colon

Source: Hachim Bahous (Facebook)

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in theaters on May 25, 2018. 

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

 

 

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  1. I call bullish*t!
    When it comes to art, nobody owns a ‘style’ — and that is exactly, and only what this is — a style. I’m not saying the solo/Star wars poster are all that original but … I am certain I could find a dozen similar examples of this graphic style that precedes Hachim Bahous’ Sony Music/Legacy posters. Hell, I’ve never even see those posters and I’ve even used this ‘photo-in-word’ style before. Pretty sure the only way these poster designs could be protected, is if the designs were given a design patent as part of a brand. Which of course, would require proof of no precedent of similar like designs. (See point two)
    Which reminds me … “Art is anything you can get away with.’ — Andy Warhol

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  2. John Caruso: It’s not just the image in letters. The whole color scheme is taken right from the album covers. It’s fairly blatant. I’m not sure how upset I am by it, as they’re clearly different products, and no one’s ever going to confuse them, but I think it would be pretty hard to pretend that one didn’t lead in a pretty straight line directly to the other.

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