In 1988, George Lucas teamed with director Ron Howard and Return of the Jedi co-star Warwick Davis to create Willow, a fantasy adventure heavily influenced by the Tolkien stories Lucas loved. Much like a lot of films of the 1980s, Willow was not too well received at the time, but has since become a cult classic.

Last year, Disney+ announced a live action sequel series to the film that would reunite Warwick Davis and Ron Howard. Today, for Disney+ Day, a new “Meet the Cast” featurette was released.

What’s Happening:

  • Self-proclaimed “world famous actor” Warwick Davis takes you to the set of the Willow sequel to meet the cast undertaking a brand new adventure. During the greeting, Davis gets increasingly frustrated over his younger cast member’s lack of knowledge of the original Willow, a fun way to bring up the cult status of the film.
  • New cast members include Dempsey Bryk (Heartland), Amar Chadha-Patel (Aladdin), Ellie Bamber (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Ruby Cruz (Castle Rock) and Erin Kellyman (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).
  • Director of the original film, Ron Howard, will be executive producing the sequel series. The director role has gone through a few hands, but now seems to be in the hands of Stephen Woolfenden.

The original Willow film is available to stream on Disney+. Be sure to follow along with us all day long, as more sneak peeks and announcements are made for Disney+ Day!

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