Drew Struzan asked back for new Star Wars films

News Simon Brew
22 Jan 2013 - 07:07

What would Star Wars be without a hand-painted Drew Struzan poster after all?

For many of us who grew up with the blockbuster cinema of the 70s and 80s, Drew Struzan is a poster designer who needs no introduction at all. His iconic work on the hand-painted posters for the likes of the Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Back To The Future movies still adorns many a wall, and in an era where some depressingly bland posters make it into the wider world, his retirement is being keenly felt.

Struzan has tackled the odd job since he seemingly brought his career to an end, but as it turns out, he may have something quite significant on the horizon.

In a new interview with Fanhattan Blog, Stuzan has revealed that "I got a couple calls already this week on Star Wars from Disney. Oh my god, I'm trying to be retired!"

Adding that "I painted Star Wars before most of you were born", Struzan told the blog that "I guess there's always a chance" he'd return.

"If the opportunity arises, it will be a real temptation. But it’s going to have to be a real temptation to get me away from my wife and my little grandkids and my family. Away from the green trees and the blue skies for a change instead of just locked in the studio. But, you know, never say never. All things are possible".

Whilst acknowledging that Struzan has more than earned his retirement, we'd still love to see more new work from him. And a return to the world of Star Wars would be very welcome.

Read the full interview here.

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