Iconic poster artist Drew Struzan reveals he has read the script and seen half of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, stating it’s the best yet.
Fans who attended the D23 Expo last weekend were among the first to see the brand new poster that Drew Struzan designed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The legendary artist had been retired for some time, but there had long been rumors that he had been coaxed out of retirement to create a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster. Now that it has arrived for all to see, Drew Struzan opened up about how he was approached by director J.J. Abrams to work on this poster, while also claiming that he has seen half of the movie already, calling it the best Star Wars film to date.
“It started about a year ago or more, a year and a half ago. I got a call from J.J. Abrams who I have never met, and he was in England shooting the film and he goes ‘Hi, I’ve always loved the work’ and Blah, Blah, Blah, sounding like you, you know, like a fanboy (laughs) And we were talking along and he just goes ‘…Well, would you?’ and I said ‘…If I was asked.’ And that was the conversation (laughs). By the end of it, there were no other words. So about a year later, we get together and meet and he says we’re using all the original people – John Williams, Lawrence Kasdan, Harrison Ford’s in it, everybody’s in it and everybody’s writing and making the music and we have to have your art to make it the real thing. So, of course, I’ve got to do it for George (Lucas) and I’ve got to do it for Star Wars. I’ve never worked with J.J. before and so we started working on it and he showed me like half the movie and it was just… a wonderful film and I know it’s going to be grand. I got to read the script and subsequently I’ve seen half of it and I can tell you and the fans this, Honest to god, it is far and away probably going to be THE BEST Star Wars you’ve ever seen. … Well it’s beautifully made and it’s a wonderful story.”