Sunday 5 May 2019

Ron Howard in talks to bring Willow to Disney+

Director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story) is in talks to bring Willow, written by Star Wars creator George Lucas, to Disney+ with Warwick Davis (Return of the Jedi) reprising the titular role over 30 years later.

Willow flopped, cinema goers were anticipating a new Star Wars, but has built a cult following among fantasy fans. I'll always treasure the memory of renting it on VHS and watching, with my parents, Lucas' medieval adventure on a blustery autumnal Sunday afternoon. Incidentally, Willow introduced me to The Lucasfilm Fan Club magazine (rebranded as Star Wars Insider) which printed a letter of mine in 1993.

“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,” Howard said.

So, it looks like Willow will be joining Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) spin-offs Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision on Disney+.

Would you like to see the further adventures of Willow? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. It does seem that every week that goes by, Disney+ becomes more and more tempting.

    1. The announcement inspired me to rewatch Willow on DisneyLife which will most likely be rebranded as Disney+.


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