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Artist Claims Solo: A Star Wars Story Posters Steal His Design

Han Solo doesn't always ask before taking what he needs, and a French artist is claiming the same about Disney.

Earlier this year, the studio released vivid character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story, each with a retro aesthetic and depicting a central character within large, colorful text. On first glance, they look like a welcome change from standard Star Wars posters and hint that we'll be seeing something different in the prequel spinoff directed by Ron Howard.

But the posters caught the eye of artist Hachim Bahous, who noticed that they aren't quite as original as they seem. He posted an image that stacks the Solo posters alongside the album covers he designed for Sony Music's "Legacy" series, which spans genres like jazz and electronic funk, and it's difficult to ignore the similarities. 

The movie posters have the exact same visual concept, the same color background, and the even the same font and colors used for the big, blocky text. Take a look below.

"I am flattered that the quality of my work is recognized, but it is still pure and simple forgery," Bahous said. "I have not been asked for my permission, I wish to be credited and paid for this work I have done for Sony."

As /Film points out, it's possible that Sony could've sold the design concept to Disney without giving a heads up to Bahous, but it still seems a little shady. Disney hasn't responded to the controversy yet. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story, which stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson, hits theaters May 25.