Willow sequel series could happen at Disney+

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The Disney+ streaming service could play host to a Willow sequel series, Ron Howard has revealed. Howard, who directed the original movie for Lucasfilm back in 1988, has revealed a lot of info…

Speaking to Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Howard said this about a return to Willow:

“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 [Lucas] 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.”

As for whether Warwick Davis would return to reprise his role, Howard said this: “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.”

The Disney+ streaming service is launching later this year, playing host to Lucasfilm-inspired projects as The Mandalorian, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more about it…