Lucasfilm’s first non-Star Wars challenge in 5 years is a Willow sequel for Disney Plus
After years of silence, Disney has confirmed that Lucasfilm’s Willow will obtain a sequel, within the type of a TV sequence coming to its Disney Plus streaming subscription service. The pilot can be directed by Loopy Wealthy Asians’ John M. Chu.
Willow has largely remained untouched since its unique launch in 1988, however this lengthy rumored sequel will be a part of present novels and a comic book e-book that beforehand constructed out the world of the movie. The unique can already be streamed on Disney Plus, and this new sequence will be a part of The Mandalorian as Lucasfilm’s second tv spin-off on the platform.
The 1988 movie, directed by Ron Howard, was a cult hit when it first premiered, a fantasy journey about an aspiring sorcerer named Willow (Warwick Davis) tasked with shepherding toddler princess Elora Danan to security alongside a ragtag group of fairies and warriors performed by the likes of Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Kevin Pollak.
Not a lot is understood in regards to the sequel sequence past that it takes place years after the unique movie, however Ron Howard, now an govt producer, describes it as a “artistic lean-forward” reasonably than a “nostalgic throw-back.” Willow himself will return: Warwick Davis, additionally a beloved Star Wars veteran, is ready to reprise his function.
For Lucasfilm, this Willow sequence comes after 5 years of concentrate on Star Wars completely. Now that the Skywalker Saga is wrapped, I’m curious to see what different classics the corporate would possibly convey again if Willow succeeds. I’m significantly curious about an American Graffiti sequence; there’s undoubtedly sufficient teenage angst for a TV present if Riverdale is any indication. And sure, Indiana Jones and Labyrinth are nonetheless within the combine too. A fifth Indiana Jones continues to inch its approach to manufacturing. And whereas not affiliated with Disney, a sequel to Labyrinth from Physician Unusual director Scott Derrickson can also be within the making.
Disney has made it clear that Disney Plus is the way forward for the corporate, and it wants all the brand new content material it could possibly get even with The Mandalorian returning for a second season and WandaVision on the best way. A Willow sequence on Disney Plus, and maybe different future Lucasfilm spin-offs, would possibly assist.
Although there’s no introduced launch date for this new sequence, the unique movie is offered to stream on Disney Plus and stays as charming as ever. All the higher for followers new and outdated to reacquaint themselves earlier than the following journey begins.
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