Disney Wants Drew Struzan to Design 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Posters
Well, here's some hopeful news for Star Wars: Episode VII. No, we don't have any word on a director yet, but a familiar face to fans of the sci-fi saga will be pleased with this news. Fanhattan (via Bleeding Cool) recently had a chat with iconic poster artist Drew Struzan and asked the retired master of movie posters whether he might get back in the groove with the new Star Wars films. The good news is that Disney has already approached Struzan to do some work for the new trilogy, which will see the first installment release sometime in 2015, but the bad news is that Struzan hasn't decided whether he'll actually do it. More below!
Here's what Struzan said when asked if Star Wars would put him back to work:
Oh, well, never say never… in fact, I got a couple calls already this week on Star Wars from Disney… You know, I spent 35 years painting Star Wars. I painted Star Wars before most of you were born! But I guess there is always a chance. There’s no intention.
I'm not sure how Star Wars posters without the touch of Drew Struzan would look, though I'm sure there's a few artists who could do their best to impersonate his trademark style. At least Struzan isn't ruling it out, but surely being retired would be a reasonable excuse for him not to return. Anyway, let's figure just what the hell Disney is doing with the franchise over the next few years before anything. Who will direct Episode VII? What's going on with these spin-offs that may or may not include Zack Snyder and Jedi samurai? Spill some of the beans, Disney! We're hungry!