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+.
- 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.”
- “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.