I really like this poster. The shadow of the hand and cigarette appears to be a hand holding a gun. It would look even better with smoke coming out of the cigarette, making it look like the gun was just fired.
Trying to fill in someone else's shoes is futile. The person will at best be a shadow of the one who shoes they are trying to fill. It is best to have new shoes (their own) rather than live in the shadow of another