After years of break, Lucasfilm’s Willow is
getting a sequel similar to a TV series streaming on Disney Plus.
The director John M. Chu, who also directed Crazy Rich Asians will be on-board!
Willow was released in 1988, and since then it
hasn’t been touched for a sequel. Fans have been anticipating its sequel for a
long time and they’re finally getting what they’ve desperately desired to stream.
The original movie is already available on Disney
Plus. However, the latest series will be joining The
Mandalorian as second television spin-off of the Lucasfilm on the streaming
The original 1988 movie, directed by Ron Howard,
turned out to be a super hit right after its first premiere. The film revolves around
the adventures of an aspiring sorcerer known as Willow (Warwick Davis) assigned to
guide Elora Danan, an infant princess to safety along with a sloppy warriors and fairies group.
For now, there isn’t much information about the series but Ron Howard, the original director of the movie, will be joining
in as an executive producer. He describes the project as a “creative
lean-forward” instead of a “nostalgic throw-back.”
Warwick Davis, a beloved Star Wars veteran will
also be reprising his role for the series.
Disney is already rolling its dice with the new
content on Disney Plus, the better content it will have, the more chances of
getting more subscribers. The company seems to be heavily reliant on its online
streaming channel, especially because of the pandemic.
The release date of the Willow series
hasn’t been announced yet. Till then, you can still enjoy streaming the
original movie on Disney Plus and relieve the nostalgic throwback. It’s the
best time for the fans to reconcile themselves before the start of the next adventure.