Willow series officially set to arrive on Disney+

Willow isn’t even a guilty pleasure of mine. I love the film and it’s grand scope of adventure.

It’s one of those films I always thought could have had a quality sequel. While a sequel is off the table — I don’t think Val Kilmer would look great in Madmartigan’s armor anymore — we are getting the next best thing with a series on Disney+ and film star Warwick Davis returning as well.

THR reports that Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu will be directing the pilot and Jonathan Kasdan (Solo) and Wendy Mericle (Arrow) will serve as showrunners.

“Growing up in the’80s, Willow has had a profound effect on me,” Chu said in a statement .“The story of the bravest heroes in the least likely places allowed me, an Asian-American kid growing up in a Chinese restaurant looking to go to Hollywood, to believe in the power of our own will, determination and of course, inner magic. So the fact that I get to work with my heroes from Kathleen Kennedy to Ron Howard is bigger than a dream come true. It’s a bucket list moment for me. Jon Kasdan and Wendy Mericle have added such groundbreaking new characters and delightful surprises to this timeless story that I can’t wait for the world to come along on this epic journey with us.”

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According to THR, the series will take place many years after the first film and introduce new characters. There’s no firm date for the premiere of the series since everything is out of whack in this pandemic era of entertainment, but I’m looking forward to this one. What do you all think?

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