Semi-retired Star Wars artist Drew Struzan has been asked to return to a galaxy far, far away.
The man behind some of the most iconic artwork for George Lucas’ sci-fi epic has revealed that Disney have been in contact to see whether he will work on the new set films now in production.
“Oh my god, I’m trying to be retired!” he told Fanhattan. “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.”
In addition to his work with past Star Wars films, Struzan is responsible for posters for The Thing, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and many more.