Seems that Disney is feeling the heat from the current climate on guns. In a new mockup of some promotional material for the upcoming Han Solo movie, they used some digital magic to remove Han’s laser blaster.
The iconic blaster that has caused some bad days for some shady people in the Star Wars universe has been removed. As Disney releases new images of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see it’s not only Han who was separated from his weapon, but even other cast members are missing their weapons.
This all following the current uproar related to guns since the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Florida last month.
Since that tragic shooting, there’s been an uproar against anything that seemed to support NRA members or regular Americans who own guns. Because of this, multiple companies canceled long-standing partnerships with the NRA. And it seems like this hysteria is following us from the real world to movies.
This cannot bode well for Disney. They’ve already shaken some fans with their sudden leftwing injection, following last years’ The Last Jedi, which is currently is sitting well with the critics, but fans didn’t buy it. It’s scored below 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.
If you look at the original photos below you can see the changes.
— dragon's daughter (@yeahclarke) March 14, 2018
Others on Twitter have taken notice, and reactions aren’t positive.
#movieweb Latest Han Solo Posters Lose the Guns – A series of new Solo international posters come in both gun and no gun versions that are sure to please everyone and no one at the same time. https://t.co/YtlTw0vmi3
— West Virginia Topics (@dubvNOW) March 16, 2018
One writer, Christopher Webster, compared this to the ET re-release debacle a few years ago that had guns removed from the original film.
Disney erased the blasters from the HAN SOLO posters. We are dangerously close to an E.T. style guns-to-walkie-talkies re-release here folks… pic.twitter.com/CyDT2ylQKu
— Christopher Webster (@ChrisDWebster) March 16, 2018
Because of that, South Park spent a solid episode panning the move to alter movies after the fact to appease the new audience. Here’s a clip of the episode.
So far Disney has yet to comment on this alteration and the reasoning behind it. Strangely enough, if they do come out and claim that an anti-gun narrative isn’t a driving force, you can tell they’re lying. Just take a look at the international posters above. As you can see, they’re still wielding their weapons.
Personally, I don’t believe the anti-gun push will stop here. The left and their allies seem hell-bent on making some sort of “progress” with their agenda and they’re targeting everyone they can.
But I want to hear from you. What do you think? Is this a leftist narrative push? Or just a normal marketing ploy? Let me know in the comments below!