Lucasfilm’s first non-Star Wars project in five years is a Willow sequel for Disney Plus

After years of silence, Disney has confirmed that Lucasfilm’s Willow will obtain a sequel, in the type of a TV collection coming to its Disney Plus streaming subscription service. The pilot will likely be directed by Crazy Rich Asians’ John M. Chu.

Willow has largely remained untouched since its authentic launch in 1988, however this lengthy rumored sequel will be a part of current novels and a comedian guide that beforehand constructed out the world of the movie. The authentic can already be streamed on Disney Plus, and this new collection will be a part of The Mandalorian as Lucasfilm’s second tv spin-off on the platform.

The 1988 movie, directed by Ron Howard, was a cult hit when it first premiered, a fantasy journey about an aspiring sorcerer named Willow (Warwick Davis) tasked with shepherding toddler princess Elora Danan to security alongside a ragtag group of fairies and warriors performed by the likes of Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Kevin Pollak.

Not a lot is recognized in regards to the sequel collection past that it takes place years after the unique movie, however Ron Howard, now an govt producer, describes it as a “creative lean-forward” fairly than a “nostalgic throw-back.” Willow himself will return: Warwick Davis, additionally a beloved Star Wars veteran, is set to reprise his function.

For Lucasfilm, this Willow collection comes after five years of give attention to Star Wars completely. Now that the Skywalker Saga is wrapped, I’m curious to see what different classics the corporate would possibly convey again if Willow succeeds. I’m notably in an American Graffiti collection; there’s positively sufficient teenage angst for a TV present if Riverdale is any indication. And sure, Indiana Jones and Labyrinth are nonetheless in the combination too. A fifth Indiana Jones continues to inch its strategy to manufacturing. And whereas not affiliated with Disney, a sequel to Labyrinth from Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson is additionally in the making.

Disney has made it clear that Disney Plus is the way forward for the corporate, and it wants all the brand new content material it could possibly get even with The Mandalorian returning for a second season and WandaVision on the best way. A Willow collection on Disney Plus, and maybe different future Lucasfilm spin-offs, would possibly assist.

Though there’s no introduced launch date for this new collection, the unique movie is out there to stream on Disney Plus and stays as charming as ever. All the higher for followers new and previous to reacquaint themselves earlier than the subsequent journey begins.

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