Disney Asked Drew Struzan To Work On New STAR WARS Art

Disney Asked Drew Struzan To Work On New STAR WARS Art

While nothing is set in stone yet, legendary artist Drew Struzan, well known for his work on the Star Wars films, reveals that he has been asked by Disney to paint more artwork for the franchise, including potentially Episode VII. Hit the jump to see what he has to say.

In an interview with Fanhattan Blog, legendary artist Drew Struzan (known for creating over 150 movie posters, including Indiana Jones, Back To The Future and Star Wars) talked about his recent poster for the TV series Being Human, which stars Sam Witwer, and trying to stay in retirement. However, when asked if he is working on any big future projects, he revealed that he has been asked by Disney to create new artwork for Star Wars, including perhaps Episode VII. He says that while nothing is set in stone just yet, and despite wanting to stay retired, the prospect of his painting new artwork for one or more of Disney's Star Wars films is still a possibility. "Oh, well, never say never, 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. 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." Disney is targeting a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode VII, with a new installment in the series to arrive every two to three years.

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Filed Under "Star Wars" 1/21/2013 Source: Fanhattan Blog
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Jollem - 1/21/2013, 10:15 AM
they asked me first but i told them i was busy
NerdyGeek - 1/21/2013, 10:24 AM
Nomadic1 - 1/21/2013, 10:33 AM
To me the name Struzan means as much to Star Wars as Skywalker.
MisterBabadook - 1/21/2013, 10:41 AM
Yeah, I wrote them a draft for VII and right when they got excited I said, "Not for sale."
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 1/21/2013, 10:58 AM
Come back Drew!!!! I've missed seeing your art!!
Rothwilder - 1/21/2013, 11:24 AM

Bought this for my brother a Christmas ago or so. Amazing coffee table book
BIGBMH - 1/21/2013, 11:26 AM
Good news. He has created some classic posters.
Jolt17 - 1/21/2013, 11:31 AM
I couldn't ask for more. Please say yes for at least one more time, Sir.
SuperDude001 - 1/21/2013, 11:35 AM
This has to happen pleaase! Like I love his art, but like his stuff is part of what made the lasting impression of Star Wars in my opinion.
Maia87 - 1/21/2013, 12:23 PM
DrDoom - 1/21/2013, 12:31 PM
I certainly hope so. Guy is amazingly talented.
Moakynubs - 1/21/2013, 12:35 PM
Please. Movie posters these days have no class or real artistic value.
PapaEmeritus - 1/21/2013, 12:51 PM
Struzan is a true master.
NeoBaggins - 1/21/2013, 1:09 PM
Hey, how ya doin, Drew. Ok, look; I'm kinda selfish when it comes to these types of things so, I'mana ask you to go ahead and do that new STAR WARS artwork. Enjoy clear skies and family around that. Ok, thanks.
Seejay - 1/21/2013, 1:26 PM
@Maia87 - 1/21/2013, 12:23 PM

Would be truly great with John returning as a composer. His music is as much a part of Star Wars, as the original cast.
Ceejay - 1/21/2013, 2:13 PM
He's truly masterful but if he's smart he'd stay retired and leave them to this tacked-on mess.
SaxoWolf - 1/21/2013, 2:22 PM
good news.
ToddDamian - 1/21/2013, 4:06 PM
Episode I/II/III posters please.
VictorHugo - 1/21/2013, 5:30 PM
I hope JOHN WILLIAMS is still hopefully alive and kicking. If he´s not available, i would love that Joel McNeely (Young Indiana Jones) would fill his shoes.

No keyboard-y Hans-Zimmer for Star Wars please!
continuezero - 1/21/2013, 9:19 PM
What the? Grif is back?
TomServo629 - 1/21/2013, 10:59 PM
My Star Wars fan film

mgeoff88 - 1/21/2013, 11:39 PM
I love his artwork! Even with that said, if he wants to stay retired, let him be.

I don't want Disney "forcing him" into working again. That wouldn't be fair after all the amazing work he has done.

@continuezero Grif has been back. He just changed his name to dickbelt for a bit.
pepe - 1/22/2013, 5:04 AM
Epic art...

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