Willow is perhaps one of the most celebrated cult classic fantasy films around, and talks of a sequel have gone off and on for decades. Most recently since Disney launched its own streaming service Disney Plus, fans started speaking again about Willow and whether or not it would be a good idea to release a series based on the film for the streaming service. As it turns out, Disney had the same idea, as it’s now been announced writer Jon Kasdan has began writing on the Willow sequel television series.
“The office is open,” Jon Kasdan announced on his Twitter profile. He placed the caption alongside an image of a cap with an illustration of Willow on top of it. The cap also has the title “Willow” placed below the illustration, so it’s for sure confirmed to be a project based under the Willow IP.
The office is open. pic.twitter.com/wty5ENi3He
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) January 6, 2020
While we don’t know too much about how the Willow series could be handled for Disney Plus, it’s reassuring for fans to know that writing has officially started. Of course, that also means it may be quite awhile before the project manages to get produced for the streaming service. But it’s definitely a start on something official and that’s a nice change of pace from the usual rumor or suggestion that one day a new Willow project could eventually go into production.
Aside from writer Jon Kasdan, we can assume that the original film’s director Ron Howard will also be involved with the series. After all, he’s suggested before that Disney could have been interested in pursuing a Willow sequel television series. It’s also expected that actor Warwick Davis will once again return as the titular character Willow, so it will certainly be good getting to see him on the screen again.
Hopefully we learn more about the progress of this Willow series soon and maybe even when to expect its premiere on the Disney Plus streaming service. Until then, stay tuned to ScreenGeek for more information as we have it.