Star Wars Event wasnt simply relegated to a galaxy far, far, as Lucasfilm and Disney+ likewise showcased a few of their other fan-favorite jobs. Particularly, the studio revealed the very first take a look at Willow, the upcoming series based upon the initial movie from 1988. Warwick Davis will return as the titular character, with Jonathan Kasdan (boy of the famous Lawrence Kasdan) establishing the series together with Wendy Mericle (Arrow, Desperate Homemakers).
Davis is front and center in the images, and it genuinely appears like no time at all has actually passed considering that he depicted the iconic character 34 years back. Theres likewise a stunning shot of Davis together with a few of his co-stars on the beach, mentioning the legendary scope and quest-like nature of the series. Its this image that acted as the last shot of the trailer, which reveals a lot more of the shows tone and story. Ron Howard, the initial movies director, is returning as a manufacturer on the series, with James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight) acting as the author.
The series will see Willow be hired by Set (Ruby Cruz), a princess who requires to put together a celebration to save her twin sibling. Erin Kellyman (Falcon and the Winter Season Soldier), Ellie Bamber (Nighttime Animals), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Amer Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, and Talisa Garcia co-star together with Davis. Ralph Ineson (The Green Knight) and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Game of Thrones) have actually likewise been cast in concealed functions.
Concepts for a follow-up to the initial Willow movie have actually been around as early as 2005, with the common measure constantly being Daviss passion to return as the character. The series was formally greenlit in October 2020 for Disney+, with both Howard and Kasdan on board to assist establish the program. Jon Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) and Jonathan Entwistle (I Am Not Okay with This) were both at one time connected to direct the pilot, yet both needed to step away due to scheduling disputes. Stephen Woolfenden (Fate: The Winx Legend, Poldark) will now direct the very first 2 episodes of the series.
Willow was launched in 1988 and starred Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. The movie just earned $57.3 million in The United States and Canada, and despite the fact that it wasnt the hit it was planned to be, combined evaluations, strong house media sales, and strong worldwide box office numbers assisted to keep the movie in the general public awareness.
Willow will premiere on Disney+ on November 30.