Over the past few months, there have been many reports about a new Disney+ series based on the Lucasfilm movie, Willow. With Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jon Kasdan posting an image on his social media revealing that he was now writing on the Willow sequel series.
But recently, Willow actor, Warwick Davis spoke with Inverse about the series, explaining that the show hasn’t actually been greenlight by Disney yet.
Speaking of Willow, I read that Disney is bringing it back on Disney+ and you’re involved. Can you tell me anything about the return of the character and the upcoming show?
The internet has got a little bit ahead of us here. There’s a lot of work on development and working out what this potentially could be, but there’s no definite green light, go, we’re doing this. There’s a lot of work going on. The right people have come together. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of goodwill from the right people and also from the fans. I think that’s what’s really so heartwarming is the enthusiasm from people around the world. So, yeah, no definite news there. I think there’s a firm chance that this is going to be something that becomes a reality. Definitely.
That’s great. So I’m guessing you’re also personally enthusiastic about the idea?
Oh, I am. I’d love to do this. When I did the movie I was 17, and it was a steep learning curve to play the character. Ron Howard was an integral part of my being able to do it.
Now I feel, as an actor, I’ve learned a lot over the years. And to play the character older would be fascinating. I mean he’s older, he’s wiser — has he learned to become a sorcerer? Has he mastered the craft? What’s been going on in the world of Willow? So yes, if we do get to do this, there’ll be a wonderful story to tell, I’m sure. And I’ll greatly relish the opportunity.
Warwick seems happy to return to the role, but is playing it safe in informing people that it’s not a done deal just yet, but early work has begun on the series.
The original movie, Willow, is available to watch on Disney+.
Would you watch a Willow series on Disney+?