The debate over what color Han Solo’s coat is in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has finally been put to rest. So is it blue or brown?
In a Collider exclusive, the mystery is finally revealed when one of the costume designers talks about the famous coat Han Solo used during the second film of the original trilogy. Even though the smuggler had won millions of hearts in the first installment of the saga, Star Wars: A New Hope, many were still suspicious about where his loyalty lies.
But that all changed when, without regard of the inclement weather, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) puts on his heavy winter coat to go in search of his new friend, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is lost somewhere out there in the middle of a brutal snow storm, which gave way to this geeky debate.
Was Han Solo’s coat blue or brown? It seems the lighting in the studio made the color unclear, so much so that Hasbro put out a Han Solo action figure wearing a blue coat.
The newly revealed information is contained in the upcoming Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection. Featured are several behind-the-scenes specials and additional bonus clips, which fans have not seen before.
In the special feature called Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed, which examines all the costumes used by the main characters throughout both existing trilogies, we find the answer to the question of what color is Han Solo’s coat in Empire Strikes Back.
What do you think the color of Han Solo’s coat is? The debate has apparently been a long-standing one, ever since the film premiered in 1980.
As with anything related to one of the most beloved film series in history, fans have been asking the very question, without a clear answer, up until now, but some fans don’t want to accept the news and took to Twitter to protest.
— Ted Girard (@TedGirard) April 8, 2015
— Eric Ehrlich (@i4_dEEzyne) April 7, 2015
— Joseph Darowski (@JDarowski) April 7, 2015
As the debate of what color Han Solo’s coat is comes to a close, fans are eager to enjoy all the extra features that the Star Wars digital collection will bring them April 10. Watch the special features to find out if it’s blue or brown.
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