Warwick Davis Gives Update on ‘Willow’ Series Coming to Disney+.Recently, Warwick Davis spoke with Radio Times and shared an update on the upcoming Willow series and how the new show came to be. The new series will be written by Jon Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), with Ron Howard returning as an executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jon M. Chu, Jonathan Kasdan, and Wendy Mericle.
Davis shared with Radio Times, “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,” Davis shared with . “I’m hoping that we establish Willow as a very accomplished sorcerer now. 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!”
“Everything sort of aligned when we did the movie Solo,” Davis added. “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.”
“I think you’ve got to acknowledge the spirit, and, especially with something like Willow, the humor, because you forget that the movie had a lot of humor in it so it’s important that the series has that humor and doesn’t take itself too seriously.”
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.
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