Willow TV series release date, cast, trailer, plot: When will the series be released?
Willow may or may not be coming to Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ in the future. The series will be a reboot of the popular 1988 film Willow directed by Ron Howard, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer. Read on to find out more about the exciting news regarding Willow the TV series.
When will the Willow TV series be released?
Unfortunately, a release date for Willow has not been confirmed by Disney.
In fact, the series itself has not been officially confirmed by the broadcaster yet.
The news broke last week that the 1988 American fantasy film, Willow, was being considered as a TV series for the streaming service.
The original film’s director Ron Howard confirmed that he and Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jon Kasdan were discussing the possibility of developing the film for TV.
Speaking on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, he revealed there was some “really serious discussions going on with Jon Kasdan”.
He also revealed that they were both “in discussions about developing a Willow television show for Disney+.”
The star added: “In fact, George [Lucas] 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.”
Disney+ is expected to launch in November 2019, it is unlikely Willow will be ready in time to air on the site when it launches.
However, if production begins soon, fans could expect Willow as early as 2020.
What will happen in Willow?
Howard confirmed that Willow would be a continuation of the original story, not a reboot or remake.
The original film was nominated for two Oscars and starred Warwick Davis as the main character Willow.
The movie follows a dwarf farmer and a spring sorcerer named Willow who is at war with an evil queen and must protect a special baby from her grasp.
Howard revealed that the new series would feature an older Willow.
Who will star in Willow?
There has been no word from Ron Howard and Jon Kasdan on who they are considering who they want to star in Willow.
The film originally included the liked of Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley.
There is huge hope among fans that Davis will reprise the titular role, and from Howard himself.
He said that Davis is “so cool and so good and he’s such a good actor that I really hope we get the chance to see the mature Willow in action”.
Speaking to Cinema Blend, Davis confessed he would “absolutely love” to play the lead role again.
He said: “That would be hugely exciting… revisiting Willow as a character, now he’s older and wiser and perhaps even a better sorcerer, who knows by now, would be brilliant fun.”
This article will be updated when cast information is available.
Is there a trailer for Willow?
No, there is no official trailer for Willow on Disney+ yet.
The show itself has not even been confirmed by the channel, so fans will have to keep their fingers crossed for news about the shows commission.
Disney+ will launch in November 2019
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