Drew Struzan knows a thing or two about “Star Wars.” So when the legendary movie poster artist, who’s created iconic images for every chapter of the sci-fi saga, praises “The Force Awakens” as perhaps the best in the franchise, we may want to take notice.
Discussing the creation of the poster for the J.J. Abrams film revealed over the weekend at Disney’s D23 Expo, Struzan told Movie Weekly, “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,’ he continued, “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.”
Better than the original “Star Wars,” or even “The Empire Strikes Back”? Apparently so. “Well, it’s beautifully made, and it’s a wonderful story,” Struzan offered.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens Dec. 18.
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