He didn’t just do movie posters.
You may not know Drew Struzan by name, but it’s a safe bet you’ve seen his fantastic art. He’s painting some of the best movie posters in the business, including all of the Star Wars films. Just this weekend at D23, his poster for The Force Awakens was unveiled, but we thought it would be fun to look back at all his Star Wars work. He not only did posters for the films, but also a ton of book and comic covers. Let’s check them out!
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (Special Edition)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition)
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Special Edition)
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Star Wars: Revenge of the Jedi
If you recall, this was the original name and poster for Return of the Jedi. George Lucas reconsidered the name, however, as he felt revenge wasn’t very characteristic of the Jedi. He later used “revenge” for Episode III, since that’s a very Sith thing to do.
The Black Fleet Crisis 1 – Before the Storm
The Black Fleet Crisis 2 – Shield of Lies
The Black Fleet Crisis 3 – Tyrant’s Test
Children of the Jedi
The Corellian Trilogy 1 – Ambush at Corellia
The Corellian Trilogy 2 – Assault at Selonia
The Corellian Trilogy 3 – Showdown at Centerpoint
The Courtship of Princess Leia
The Crystal Star
Star Wars: Darth Maul 1
Star Wars: Darth Maul 2
Star Wars: Darth Maul 3
Star Wars: Darth Maul 4
The Han Solo Trilogy 1 – The Paradise Snare
The Han Solo Trilogy 2 – The Hutt Gambit
The Han Solo Trilogy 3 – Rebel Dawn
The Hand of Thrawn 1 – Specter of the Past
The Hand of Thrawn 2 – Vision of the Future
The Jedi Prince – The Glove of Darth Vader
Kids of the 90s may remember the The Jedi Prince series as children’s books. They’re so bad that they were decanonized and have been floating in Star Wars limbo every since. The bright side, we suppose, is that now the Star Wars Holiday Special has some company for its place in fiction hell.
The Jedi Prince – The Lost City of the Jedi
The Jedi Prince – Zorba the Hutt’s Revenge
Yeah, that’s a Hutt with a beard. But at least the art is good!