Willow Series confirmed on Disney+ in 2022

Back in 1988 Ron Howard directed a wonderful family fantasy adventure. Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer starred in Willow written by George Lucas.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a hit at the cinema but thankfully due to a strong international home video and television sales the film did make a profit. George Lucas’s plans was to make a couple of other films to continue Willow’s story, but due to the bad sales at the cinema George released them as books collectively known as “The Chronicles of the Shadow War.”

Warwick has now confirmed that they are making a new Willow series which is to be shown on Disney+ in 2022. The series is poised to begin years after the events of the 1988 classic with lots of new faces.

“You know what, it’s weird to be able to talk about it now! It’s something which I never thought I would see happen,” Warwick Davis told Radio Times in a conversation last year. “I’m hoping that we establish Willow as a very accomplished sorcerer now.” He added, “I hope he’s been practicing and we get to see him do some real magic, which would be fabulous. And also I’m hoping that we can reunite with Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley as well!”

Ron Howard also directed Solo: A Star Wars Story which Warwick also appeared in.

“Everything sort of aligned when we did the movie Solo,” Davis told the outlet. “The writer, Jon Kasdan, was a huge fan of Willow, he grew up watching it and it’s one of the things that inspired him to become a screenwriter, as well as his dad [Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan]. And then Ron Howard came in to direct and Jon mentioned to him that he was a big fan of Willow and that got them talking. And I was on Solo looking a little bit like Willow with my long hair as Weazel, and all these things came together. We took it to Disney+ and they were as excited as we were about it and greenlit the series.”

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