The official Chinese poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed, and there's one major change in it that is terribly wrong.
It's been a year since leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed an unnamed producer expressing the belief inside Hollywood that international audiences are racist. But if the new Chinese poster for the new Star Wars is any proof, that belief has not only stuck around, it's influenced how Disney is promoting the film in Asia.
For comparison's sake, here's the UK and Chinese posters for The Force Awakens:
Can you spot the difference? Yep, this isn't an illusion or a mean Photoshop hoax: that's the official poster, in which one of the main stars, John Boyega, has been notably cropped out of his original position and reduced to a size of a thumbnail. Apparently, judging by their respective sizes on the poster, Disney's promotional team thinks Chinese people will be more interested in the droid BB-8 than in Boyega's character Finn.
The Chinese poster also completely removed Oscar Isaac's fighter pilot, Lupita Nyongo'o's CGI alien, and Peter Mayhew's Chewbacca.
The Chinese poster was released a few days ago, but most mainstream media sites missed the obvious, but a lot of fans in social media pages pointed them out. So what do you think about the Chinese poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in theaters on Dec. 18.