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French artist accuses Disney of ripping off his designs for the Solo posters

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Photo: Jonathan Olley (Disney, Lucasfilm)

Han Solo is a roguish charmer, but when we first meet him in Star Wars he also happens to be a rather infamous thief. Unfortunately, it looks like Disney may have taken a little too much inspiration from Han himself when designing the posters for his spin-off movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, as a French artist named Hachim Bahous has accused the company of ripping off some designs he made in 2015. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bahous made the claim in a now-private Facebook post, saying, “I am flattered that the quality of my work is recognized, but it is still pure and simple forgery.” His comment appeared alongside a side-by-side image of the Solo posters with some album covers that he designed for Sony, with him also noting that he was not asked for permission and that he wants credit and payment for this apparent thievery.

You can see an example of what he’s talking about below:


Disney has released a statement on this controversy, saying that the Solo posters were “created by an outside vendor” and that it is now investigating this issue.

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