Solo posters go simpler for Brazil

A new set of Solo posters has turned up in Brazil, featuring the same artwork but without the title frame. It seems likely that this could be a reaction to the recent claims that the original design was (quite blatantly) based on a set of 2015 album covers from Sony – or it could be that the title down there – Han Solo – doesn’t lend itself to the original treatment. In any case, I wouldn’t be surprised to see future waves of U.S. posters more closely resemble these.

Meanwhile, another set of new images have shown up courtesy of Denny’s. Their Solo menu debuts April 3, but it seems we might get an earlier look.

Solo teams up with Denny’s, bring on the special menu

I have a suspicion that young Han Solo is exactly the kind of guy you meet when you’re hanging around at Denny’s in the middle of the night, so it’s only appropriate that the diner chain is one of Solo’s promotional partners. The Solo special menu is coming April 3.

It’s not hard to imagine what’s in store for us: Corellian food was regarded (in Legends, at least) as being heavy, greasy, and fried – right in the Denny’s wheelhouse. (And who could forget their Hobbit menu?)

Solo cups are also getting in on the action. The film’s working title, Red Cup, was a reference to their most well-known product.

Other brands include Star Wars veterans General Mills and Nissan, plus Esurance and Symantec.

Solo book lineup features novels from Daniel José Older, Rae Carson

The Solo book lineup is here, and it’s extensive. All the usual suspects are here: Novels from Del Rey and Disney Lucasfilm Press, comics from Marvel and IDW, the standard non-fiction… And a whole lot of kids stuff, because Star Wars. It’s all over at Entertainment Weekly, but here are my highlights.

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Solo lowdown: New poster, Jon Favreau returns

Another one-sheet for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been officially revealed on The Star Wars Show, although it was actually spotted in theaters a few days ago.

Jon Favreau will be voicing “a very cool & important alien character” in Solo, per Ron Howard. This is his second time doing a GFFA voice – he previously played Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars.

→ The official site has also posted all those new pictures from Entertainment Weekly – sans the annoying watermarks.

Head under the cut for a full look at that new poster.

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Solo and the evolution of the Millennium Falcon

Over at Entertainment Weekly, Solo‘s Jon Kasdan and Alden Ehrenreich discuss the movie’s Millennium Falcon and how it evolves with each owner, from Lando’s “party vessel” to the grimy version we meet in A New Hope. Also at EW, a look at the movie’s Hasbro toy line.

It must be merch reveal day, because we also have io9 with the 6″ figures of Han, Lando and Qi’ra, while The Hollywood Reporter has the LEGOs.