Disney+ is confirmed to be coming soon and with it will come a slew of Disney classics and new hits. But something else may be coming as well. A new “sequel series” of the popular Ron Howard movie Willow. The 1988 movie was a hit back in the day and brought Warwick Davis front and center in the lead role of Willow Ufgood.
Warwick Davis also starred in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi as Wicket the Ewok and followed that up with The Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. In an interview, Ron Howard confirmed that the writer of Solo (Jon Kasdan) is in discussions to bring Willow to Disney+ for a “sequel series:”
“There are some really serious discussions going on with Jon Kasdan, who was one of the writers of Solo, who kept hounding me about Willow the whole time we were shooting and also hounding Kathy Kennedy. We’re in discussions about developing a Willow television show for the Disney+. And I think it’d be a great way to go. In fact, George always talked about the possibility of a Willow series, and it’d be great and more intimate, and built around that character and some of the others. And Jon Kasdan has, I think, an inspired take on it and it could be really, really cool.”Ron Howard
According to SlashFilm the series looks to be in the hands of Kasdan with the blessings of Howard. The plans for the series are unclear but it is suspected that the timeline will jump forward from the ending of the movie.
Howard confirmed that this series will be “a continuation,” likely taking place 30 years after the events of the original 1988 film. In Willow, Warwick Davis plays the titular character who must protect Elora Danan, an infant who is prophesied to bring about the end of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. With the help of a mercenary Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) and warrior Sorsha (Joanne Whalley), Willow embarks on a quest to take the child to safety.SlashFilm
Warwick Davis is confirmed to return to the role which he totally owned. That alone is reason enough to check this out, should it actually come into being.
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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.