It was only a matter time before Disney started to assemble all the pieces to make Star Wars happen again. For many fans, a daily reminder of the myth and magic of Star Wars is the posters that adorn our walls. Many, if not all of those posters are done by Drew Struzan. The legendary artist recently spoke with Fanhattan about whether or not he’ll return to the Star Wars universe.
“Fanhattan: Last time you and I chatted, you talked about being retired, so I’m thrilled to see new work from you. Are you working on any big new projects.
Drew Struzan: 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.”
For now we have to sit and await. Personally, I’ll be clearing some space for that seventh Struzan Star Wars poster.