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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Drew Struzand is, in my opinion, one of the great film poster artists of our time. As a child during the 1980's, I remember going to the video rental store and looking at his art work on the cover of the big puffer vhs cases. He really has a way of nailing the essence of the film, and without the use of digital trickery that is so common these days. Apparently there is a documentary on the guy coming out, but it is still being edited. Does anyone know any more about this?

It really would be lovely if this could happen.

I love his posters and I hope he does do a few more.

I really liked that tribute to his work that a fan did when Super 8 was coming out - for a brief moment I really believed he was back!

He'll be back. Very lovely of them to respect every detail of the original films from the beginning, can't wait to hear more!

I thought the Brothers Hildebrandt did the original Star Wars posters?

Yeah that's what I thought too.

This would be so awesome if it comes to pass. I've got Drew's Hellboy instructional DVD and I'd love to see the techniques I've learned from him in the next Star Wars posters. He's the best!

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