Director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and screenwriter Jon Kasdan (Indiana Jones 5) are both in active development on a sequel to the 1988 action-fantasy film Willow, with hopes of bring the sequel to Disney+. The films star Warwick Davis has already teased his involvement, but now, another actor has voiced his excitement and is ready to return for the sequel.
While speaking with our friend Simon Thompson over at Forbes, Kevin Pollak (Marvelous Ms. Maisel), who played Rool in the original film shared his interest in returning for the sequel, which will be a series and not a film.
“If I’m asked, yes, I’d love to do it. It has to be considered a possibility simply because Ron Howard eventually tweeted that he was interested in seeing where Willow is at all these years later. It went from rumors to his showing some interest. I’ve not heard of any production, and I’ve not heard of any scripts being written. When Ron said that he wanted to pick up where all these years later with the same actor, Warwick Davis, as Willow, that was the first hint that the Brownies, Rick Overton and I, may also be invited back.”
Pollak goes on to reaffirm his interest.
“I’ve not heard anything since. I would be 100% open to it, of course. It was an incredibly fun part to play. I’d love to do that again, absolutely.”
Back in December, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the script for the Willow sequel has been completed, And that the studio is talking with Disney+ as a home for the project.
Released in 1988 and directed by Ron Howard, Willow follows a young farmer (Davis) who is chosen to undertake a perilous journey in order to protect a special baby from an evil queen. The film also starred Val Kilmer (Top Gun), Joanne Whaley (Daredevil), Jean Marsh (Return to Oz), and Rick Overton (Groundhog Day). The film grossed over $55 million at the worldwide box office
You can check out Thompson’s full interview with Pollack, as they also discuss his role in the popular Amazon series Marvelous Ms. Maisel, his newest project Goalie, and more over at Forbes