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Poster artist Drew Struzan may return for new 'Star Wars'

Disney has approached legendary poster artist Drew Struzan to consider working on 'Star Wars: Episode 7'.

The designer has worked on some of the most famous movie franchises in history including the 'Star Wars' saga, 'Blade Runner', 'Indiana Jones', 'Back to the Future' and 'Harry Potter'.

Struzan announced that he had been approached in an interview with the Fanhattan blog.

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"Never say never," he said, "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!"

Struzan made it clear however that it was only a request at this point and he was still considering it.

"You know, I spent 35 years painting Star Wars," he said. "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. All things are possible."

If Struzan were to take the gig it would be another fan-pleasing announcement from Disney regarding the returning 'Star Wars' franchise - another being the hiring of Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt.

It is widely believed that Disney are set to announce the film's director imminently with all the speculation pointing toward Matthew Vaughn as their man of choice.