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Drew Struzan paints poster for ‘Batkid Begins’ documentary

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Drew Struzan paints poster for ‘Batkid Begins’ documentary

Although Drew Struzan is rumored to be returning to paint posters for the new Star Wars trilogy, the famed artist came out of retirement a little early for another project: Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, a documentary chronicling the events of Nov. 15, 2013, when San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City to fulfill the wish of 5-year-0ld leukemia patient Miles Scott to be Batman.

Deadline unveiled the poster, created for free by Struzan, who’s legendary for his iconic posters for such films as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner and Back to the Future. The artist retired in 2008.

Related: Drew Struzan Looks Back on a Career of Poster Design

Directed by Emmy winner Dana Nachman, the crowdfunded documentary details the efforts of the Make-A-Wish foundation, which expected a few hundred volunteers to turn out to cheer on Batkid as he and Batman captured Penguin and the Riddler. However, the celebration drew an estimated 14,500 people in San Francisco alone; millions more watched from around the world.

Batkid Begins will premiere this month at the Slamdance Film Festival will be held Jan. 23-29 in Park City, Utah.

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