Disney confirms the series will be set years after the events of the original 1988 film and will again be shot primarily in Wales. It’s unclear if any of the movie’s other stars will be reprising their roles, and no other actors have been revealed yet.
“So many fans have asked me over the years if Willow will make a return, and now I’m thrilled to tell them that he will indeed,” said Davis. “Many have told me they grew up with ‘Willow’ and that the film has influenced how they view heroism in our own world. If Willow Ufgood can represent the heroic potential in all of us, then he is a character I am extremely honored to reprise.”As the press release notes, this will be Lucasfilm’s first live-action, non-Star Wars-related project since the 2015 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Production is expected to begin in 2021, and no release date has been given yet.
Howard previously teased the Willow series in July 2020, noting that the series hadn’t been officially greenlit but “they have a great group of writers and it’s in very active development.”
To find out more about the other Lucasfilms, check out our rundown of all of the ambitious movies that were not Star Wars.
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