You may not know the name, but you do know his posters. Drew Struzan, the artist responsible for the classic Star Wars posters (as well as many other iconic prints) recently revealed that Disney has been in contact with him to return to do the art for the forthcoming new slew of movies.
In an interview with Fanhattan the recently retired artist had this to say:
“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.”
To be honest, it’s hard to imagine Star Wars posters NOT by Struzan. Here’s hoping he does come out of retirement to come back on more time… well, 3 more times… or 14? How many Star Wars movies is Disney planning on making again?