Jon M Chu not a part of Disney Plus sequence Willow
Loopy Wealthy Asians director Jon M Chu is exiting Disney Plus’ Willow sequence over scheduling conflicts and the upcoming arrival of a brand new child.
In October final yr, Disney Plus introduced the sequel sequence to Ron Howard’s 1988 basic film Willow with authentic star Warwick Davis set to return.
The fantasy drama film, produced by George Lucas, was a couple of reluctant farmer (Davis) who performs a important function in defending a child from a tyrannical queen who vows to destroy her and take over the world.
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) January 11, 2021
Chu, 41, stated he was “devastated” to not be capable to work along with his heroes, previous and new, like showrunners Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle, consulting producer Bob Dolman, in addition to government producers Michelle Rejwan, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Howard.
“With the manufacturing schedule transferring resulting from continued lockdowns within the UK, and with a brand new child coming this summer season (shock!), the timing is simply not going to work for me and my household. As it’s possible you’ll know, Willow has been one in every of my favourite motion pictures since I used to be a toddler, so I’m devastated that I received’t be capable to work with my heroes previous and new like Kathy, Ron, Jon, Wendy, Michelle, and the wonderful forged and crew they’ve put collectively,” Chu wrote in a press release.
The filmmaker was set to helm the sequence pilot and likewise function government producer.
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