Drew Struzan, the artist behind some of the most legendary movie posters of all time (“Star Wars,” “Blade Runner,” “Indiana Jones”) is retired. But that doesn’t mean he can’t strap on the old brush and paints and crank out one of his patented epic iconic one sheets for a project he’s passionate about. And that’s exactly what he did for Syfy’s “Being Human”. “Human” star Sam Witwer – who voices Darth Maul on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – appeared as the ill-fated soldier who takes blame for the appearance of those Lovecraftian beasties in Frank Darabont’s “The Mist.” Darabont is a frequent collaborator with Struzan and connected he and Witwer, who then proceeded to get Syfy on board with commissing Struzan – a fan of “Being Human” – to create a poster for the show’s third season.
While discussing his work on the “Being Human” poster with Fanhattan, Struzan was asked if he would be working on anything else, even though he’s currently enjoying his retirement, and he dropped the following potential bombshell:
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.
“All things are possible.” I mean, he’s got to do this, right?
He’s got to.