Disney is working on bringing a "Willow" sequel series to its new streaming service, Disney+, and the film's director Ron Howard is involved.
Howard said on MTV's "Happy Sad Confused" podcast that "serious discussions" are underway. He also confirmed that Warwick Davis would return as Willow Ufgood, the Nelwyn dwarf and aspiring sorcerer at the center of the story. Both Howard and "Solo" writer Jonathan Kasdan are in talks for the project, Variety reports.
"Willow" came out in 1988 and told the story of the titular character's mission to protect an infant from an evil queen (Jean Marsh) after a prophecy said the baby girl would bring about the monarch's downfall. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for its sound effects editing and its visual effects. Although it wasn't a box office giant, it has become a cult classic.
Given the enthusiasm of "Willow" fans, it seems the film could be a good candidate for a sequel series. Howard, for one, is excited about the idea. He said on "Happy Sad Confused" that he "really [hopes] we get the chance to see the mature Willow in action," per Variety.
If the series does move forward, it will join others on Disney+ that are based on existing properties, including the Star Wars series "The Mandalorian" and the sequel to "The Sandlot." The service is slated to launch on Nov. 12.
Enter the world of "Willow." Journey to the far corners of your imagination, to a land of myth and magic, where dream and reality live side by side ... to a place that never existed, a time that never was. It is a world where a young man named Willow lives out an adventure that explodes beyond the boundaries of his own hopes and fears. Read More