Director Ron Howard Says ‘Willow’ Disney+ Series is in “Active Development.” Recently, Director Ron Howard appeared on Andy Cohen’s Sirius XM show, Radio Andy, to discuss his upcoming projects, including the reboot series for Willow, coming to Disney’s new streaming service Disney+.
“I was in a two-hour story meeting last night,” Ron Howard began. “The writer, Jon Kasdan is leading the charge. They have a great group of writers and it’s in very active development. The scripts are going great. So, they have to get through the season and the budget. And so forth, there’s no green light there yet, but I’m very optimistic about it. I love his take on it.”
“We are developing Willow for Disney Plus,” Howard continued. “And I don’t know about directing or not, but Jon Kasdan is writing, he’s very passionate about it, great job. We don’t have a green light yet, but if it goes, I’ll certainly want to roll up my sleeves and be a part of that, because that would be great, to revisit that world.”
Previously, Howard spoke with Collider, who went on to ask him if studios are more interested in a show runners take on how a new series or film should be presented or if they approach the production team with an idea and let them build from there. Howard responded with, “…in this world of these event series, they really do look to the showrunners and the key creatives to tell them their vision,” he explained. “It’s one of the reasons why TV has gotten so good, is that they really are looking at the showrunners as authors of something that they’re deeply passionate about. And Jon is deeply passionate about Willow, which tickles me to no end.”
Though Ron could not share TOO many details regarding the show he did confirm Warwick Davis will be reprising his role and subsequently the new story will be taking place “decades later”. “Warwick Davis is going to be in it and so yes, I think it’s safe to say it’s decades later,” he said.
Many fans have been speculating that the series would take place after Elora Danan had grown up and would fulfill her prophecy by dethroning Queen Bavmorda, and it appears that there is a high possibility for this story to unfold in the new Disney+ series. Are you excited for the Willow series? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Be sure to check back here at Chip and co. for all things Disney+.
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