Disney+ greenlights “Willow” sequel series; Warwick Davis, Ron Howard to return!

What’s up, J1 fans! If you are an 80s kid then you might remember a little film titled “Willow” that featured magical creatures, mythical monsters, an evil queen and a unsung hero who holds that fate of the world in his hands.

Disney+ has announced that a sequel series has been greenlight that will revisit the magical world created by George Lucas over 30 years ago. Ron Howard, who directed the original 1988 film, will return the helm the new series as executive producer. Warwick Davis will also return as the title character Willow Ufgood. Disney+ has tapped “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu to direct the series and also serve as executive producer. Johnathan Casdan (“Solo”) and Wendy Mericle (“Arrow”) will serve as showrunners.

The Willow series will be the first non-Star Wars project from Lucasfilm since 2015.

Willow 1987 trailer

Willow is a 1988 American dark fantasy drama film directed by Ron Howard. It was produced by George Lucas and written by Bob Dolman from a story by Lucas. The film also stars Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. Davis plays Willow Ufgood, a reluctant farmer who plays a critical role in protecting a baby from a tyrannical queen (Marsh) who vows to destroy her and take over the world.

Source: Variety