I reported quite recently that there were plans to make a sequel to 1986’s fantasy flick Willow which [despite being lots of fun] wasn’t a hit at the time but has still had fans calling for a follow-up. Director Ron Howard entertained rumors with vague mentions of “discussions” with Lucasfilm and Disney, but only now does it seem that serious plans are afoot – though sadly for cinema-goers it’s as a TV series, and for Disney’s new streaming channel Disney+.
Said Howard in an interview with MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast:
“There are some really serious discussions going on with Jon Kasdan, who was one of the writers of Solo, who kept hounding me about Willow the whole time we were shooting and also hounding Kathy Kennedy. We’re in discussions about developing a Willow television show for the Disney+. And I think it’d be a great way to go. In fact, George always talked about the possibility of a Willow series, and it’d be great and more intimate, and built around that character and some of the others. And Jon Kasdan has, I think, an inspired take on it and it could be really, really cool.
Howard also confirmed that this series will be “a continuation,” and that:
“Warwick will be in it. Warwick is so cool and so good and he’s such a good actor that I really hope we get the chance to see the mature Willow in action.”