Rumor Drew Struzan doing poster art for the new trilogy. [UPDATE: No, he isn't]

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  1. rezpen Jedi Master

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  2. DarkGingerJedi Jedi Knight

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    If Disney asks him, I think he'll come out of retirement for one last hurrah. (one last meaning the new trilogy)
  3. CoraxRD Jedi Youngling

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    According to Drew Disney has called him twice about Star Wars. Very exciting news for the Sequels.
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  4. Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master

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    He hasn't confirmed he's doing it, just that he'd be interested if offered the job.

    "...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."

  5. Allana_Rey Jedi Master

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    At least we got some news.
  6. CoraxRD Jedi Youngling

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    Here's the full question and answer from Fanhatten and Drew:

    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.


    I really think he is trying to be coy about his answer without breaking any NDA's but still giving info.
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  7. LunarMoth Jedi Master

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    Thats the feeling I got too.
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  8. Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master

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    Shouldn't this be taken as one example of how Disney is trying to make intelligent decisions with the franchise? To even consider asking Struzan is just such a smart, common-sense move that it would almost seem beyond the Disney that fear has inflamed in many people's minds into a franchise-ruining corporate conglomerate. But rather than make stupid choices, they go for traditional right out of the gate, even here, in an area that you wouldn't think is important but is: the poster. Now, whether Struzan actually bites is another matter (I take his "real temptation" statement to be a feeler to see how much MouseCorp. will pony up to pay him, but he sure doesn't sound opposed to it on principle), but at least they went to him and asked. We need to credit them for that.
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  9. LunarMoth Jedi Master

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    First and foremost, I love Struzan's work. The following question has nothing to do with not wanting him to do the ST posters.

    My question is:

    Is the thought of using Drew for the ST soley so that all SW Episodes have consistant artwork?
    (I know he didnt do the original OT posters for ANH and TESB, but did the teaser ROTJ poster...)
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  10. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master

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  11. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    Man, this is great news and I really hope he does it. Also there was a thread speculating about DS's involvement about a couple weeks ago and I think it was largely positive that fans wanted Struzan back. IMO Struzan has become part of the SW experience almost to the level of say John Williams.

    What this tells me is that Disney is absolutely conscious of what makes the SW experience a unique experience and they are doing everything in their power to replicate it without missing a beat. This also tells me that they will push hard for the BIg 3 to make reprisals for however long the script dictates, John Williams will be invited back, and they will try hard to give the opening its traditional May spot.
  12. Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer

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    Let's hope they're also conscious of what not to do.
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  13. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    I said it before, I think Drew's art is epic:

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  14. chris hayes Jedi Master

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    Yeah massive news ! It's now the 22nd of January & this is all we got .
  15. KED12345 Jedi Master

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    Well.. to be fair, even if they can't get him back, there are equally as talented artists who could probably do the exact same thing.
  16. MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight

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    Meh.

    I for one wouldn't mind seeing some fresh posters from a new/ different artist. The best of the six above is arguably TESB, as you get the feeling of an assault by the Empire popping out of the poster. ROTJ isn't too bad either (even though it is inaccurate by showing the duel between Luke and Vader from TESB). The other four are too similar and too boring; just faces without a theme or a feeling. They look like random collections of character heads and ships.

    On the other hand, it won't get me all worked up in a tither if Struzan gets the job again.

    So, just, meh.
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  17. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Great news! Struzan is one of the norms you come to expect with any Star Wars film and I'm glad to hear that he's interested!
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  18. mes520 Jedi Master

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    Eh, nice to get some news, but not what I was hoping for. Also, I'm not really that crazy about those posters
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  19. mglover92 Jedi Knight

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    holy crap we got somewhat of news finally!!!!!!!


    Thats great to here though! I swear Disney trolls this board...=D
  20. Jinn-N-Tonic Jedi Knight

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    Good poster art does not make for a good movie. Sorry but this is worthless news. We need casting news, basic story/plot news or an official announcement on who's directing.
  21. LunarMoth Jedi Master

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    To each their own, but to some the poster art is part of the Star Wars experience. Sure, casting or plot news might be more important in the scheme of things, but to call this news worthless is... well... worthless. That fact that most other posters here are happy to here it proves so.
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  22. Palpatine2016 Jedi Master

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    I'm excited. It's definitely part of the Star Wars feel for me.
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  23. Darth_Hydra Jedi Master

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    I'd hardly call this news until Struzan decides to actually agree to do it. This is the equivalent of all the director's who've said they'd like to work on the ST but haven't been asked.
  24. JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master

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    Spoiler Alert: He is making Princess Leia look more like Jabba the Hutt. However, it is going to take quite a while... he needs a rather large canvas. [face_phbbbbt]
  25. Panakas_Dawg Jedi Master

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    Lens flares for all my homies!!!
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