“Willow” Series’ Writer Teases Beginning of Work

Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer in "Willow." Photo by Lucasfilm/Kobal/Shutterstock (5881876p)

Disney+ has previously revealed that the beloved fantasy film Willow will get a sequel in the form of a series. Now, it seems the project has graduated from the negotiations stage and its writing is about to begin. Jon Kasden, who wrote the script for Solo: A Star Wars Story, twitted that the writer’s room is open for business. The writer did not reveal any more details regarding who will be joining him on the project.

Ron Howard, the original film’s director, was excited about the project in the past. “I think it’d be a great way to go,” he said. “In fact, George always talked about the possibility of a Willow series, and it’d be great and more intimate, and built around that character and some of the others. And Jon Kasdan has, I think, an inspired take on it and it could be really, really cool.”

The original movie was released in 1988. Written by George Lucas, it told the story of Willow who saves the baby princess Elora Danan from an Evil queen Bavmorda. The film starred Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer. It garnered a modest success upon its release but over time it achieved somewhat of a cult status.