Lucasfilm’s ‘Willow’ is set for a Disney+ series with Warwick Davis and Ron Howard
Willow is ready for his comeback, and he’ll have some support from Jon M. Chu.
The Crazy Rich Asians director will helm the pilot of the once-rumored, now-confirmed Disney+ series. The series is set after the events of the 1988 film, bringing back star Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood and Ron Howard, who directed the original, as an executive producer alongside Chu, Solo writer Jonathan Kasdan, and Arrow EP Wendy Mericle (the latter two also serve as showrunners).
Willow is a relatively obscure fantasy epic that Lucasfilm released in 1988, hoping to launch a new franchise in the midst of its Star Wars and Indiana Jones successes. The movie was a modest box office success, but never took off as a series even with Val Kilmer – then at the height of his popularity – in a starring role. Read more…
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