Poster artist Drew Struzan has gained a large fan base for his high-quality one-sheet work throughout the years, although he is now technically retired. Today, we have word that the artist has been approached by Walt Disney Pictures to possibly create new poster artwork for Star Wars: Episode VII. Here's what the artist had to say.
"Oh, well, never say never, [laughs] because...in fact, I got a couple calls already this week on Star Wars from Disney. Oh my god, I'm trying to be retired! You know, I spent 35 years painting Star Wars. [laughs] I painted Star Wars before most of you were born! But I guess there is always a chance. There's no intention. But I would love to have a day off every now and again, and I have to work a weekend and all through the night. 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."
Along with his work on the previous Star Wars movies, Drew Struzan also created the posters for The Thing, Back to The Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Harry Potter series, and many more. Take a look at his one-sheets for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Do you want to see Drew Struzan return from retirement to create new posters for Star Wars: Episode VII?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.