Fans of the 1988 Lucasfilm-produced movie, Willow might soon be getting the sequel they’ve always hoped for. Ron Howard and Solo writer, Jonathan Kasdan are reportedly in negotiations to develop a sequel series for Disney+.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

What’s happening:

  • Variety is reporting that Ron Howard and Jonathan Kasdan are currently in talks to develop a sequel series to the feature film, Willow, for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
  • The original fantasy film was based on a story by George Lucas and was directed by Ron Howard.
  • The movie starred Warwick Davis who was also part of another Lucasfilm creation, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, in which Davis portrays the Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick.
  • In a recent interview with MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, Howard noted that discussions were underway to bring a Willow series to Disney+, and that the original film’s star, Davis would be returning to play the character.

What he’s saying:

  • Ron Howard: “Warwick is so cool and so good and he’s such a good actor that I really hope we get the chance to see the mature Willow in action.”

Photo via Syfy

Photo via Syfy

About Willow:

  • “Willow tells the story of a dwarf named Willow Ufgood (Davis) who reluctantly forced into playing a critical role in protecting a special infant named Elora Danan from an evil queen (Jean Marsh). A prophecy told that Elora would bring the queen’s downfall. Willow is helped along the way by a mercenary swordsman (Val Kilmer).”


  • More Lucasfilm-produced series are coming to Disney+ focusing on the Star Wars universe.  
  • First up is the Jon Favreau created series The Mandalorian which is expected to debut along with the streaming service.
  • Another show currently in development is the Untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna, a character fans were introduced to in the standalone film, Rogue One.
  • Finally the much loved animated series The Clone Wars has been “saved” and will continue its stories on the streamer.
  • Disney+ is slated to debut on November 12, 2019.


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