Once you have exhausted all of the blockbusters with varying success it’s time to dust off the lesser titles. Willow has been rumoured to be getting a sequel for a stupid amount of time and it would now appear that it is happening. Disney+ are said to be developing a follow-up to the Ron Howard classic for their streaming service.
In a recent interview, Howard confirmed that his Solo scribe Jake Kasdan is in “serious talks” to bring the small-statured big-hearted hero to the small screen.
“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.”
Warwick Davis, who played the title role in the George Lucas-produced original, would reprise his role for the sequel series. However, there is no word on Val Kilmer or Joanne Whaley at this stage, and any involvement from either would be intriguing.