It seems like a distinct possibility that the iconic poster artist will be back to work on the new Star Wars films.
Struzan has provided some of the most iconic work for many films in the world of posters and book covers, but his work on Star Wars stands head and shoulders above a lot of the rest of it.
He told Jenna Busch on Fanhattan that he’d been approached to do posters for the new films:
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!
For fans of movie posters and of continuity, this is great news. Struzan is an incredible artist and his work will be long remembered.
When the announcement was made, I wondered how much of this continuity would be able to be maintained. Would John Williams be able to do the score? Would the films be accompanied by the Fox Fanfare? Would the posters be the same? Well, I think we have an indication that we’re not the only ones thinking about such things.
I can’t wait to see Episode VII shape up.