Batkid draws movie poster icon out of retirement

This post moves away from our normal Star Wars-focused theme to talk about an inspiring child. Miles Scott, aka Batkid, is a five-year-old Leukaemia survivor who became a (social) media darling after his wish to be Batkid was granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Promotional poster for documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World by Drew Struzan

Promotional poster for documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World by Drew Struzan

The San Francisco-native was granted his wish to be Batkid for a day last year, where he spent the day patrolling the streets accompanied by an adult Batman, as well as a police motorcade. In his one-day duty, the hardworking kid saved a damsel in distress from a cable car track, nabbed the Riddler as E.Nigma attempted a bank heist and saved the San Franciso Giants mascot – Lou Seal – from the evil Penguin, reported Huffington Post.

Now, the kid has even drawn movie poster artist Drew Struzan out of retirement, to create this beautiful Batkid poster, pro bono, for the documentary, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World, reported Deadline.com. The film journals the transformation of San Francisco into Gotham so Scott could realise his dream of being Batkid. The documentary will premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival on Jan 24, said IGN.

Struzan is behind the legendary artwork on films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner, and Back to the Future I, II, and III. To view and buy his artworks, visit http://bit.ly/drewstruzan. Rumours are Struzan may also work on Episode VII: The Force Awakens, reported IGN.

Promotional poster for Star Wars: A New Hope by Drew Struzan

Promotional poster for Star Wars: A New Hope by Drew Struzan

Return of the Jedi poster by Drew Struzan

Return of the Jedi poster by Drew Struzan

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