The long in development sequel to the 80’s fantasy feature Willow is finally on the way in the form of a series on Disney+.
Various rumors regarding Willow have continued to pop up over the years, with no confirmation on actual development until earlier today when Josh Horowitz dropped a clip from an upcoming episode of his podcast, Happy, Sad, Confused. In the clip, Howard describes working on Solo with writer Josh Kasdan, who apparently “kept hounding” him about Willow while they were shooting. Kasdan was also “hounding” LucasFilm president, Kathleen Kennedy about the property.
Howard goes on to definitely say
“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 [Lucas] 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.”
The sequel is apparently being spearheaded by Kasdan who Howard describes as having “an inspired take” on the property. Howard also confirms that if the sequel does get made, it would be a continuation of the original series, rather than a reboot. The director also confirms that Willow’s original actor, Warwick Davis would reprise his role.
There’s no word yet on what the series would contain, but given Davis’ return, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume it kicks off with a massive time skip of at least a decade. Davis is the only actor who has agreed to return as of yet. His costars Val Kilmer, who played Madmartigan, and Joanne Whalley, who played Sorsha has yet to speak on the matter.
Source: MTV News