Warwick Davis very much wants to reprise his role as Willow and it looks like he may get his wish based on a recent interview with Ron Howard.
Speaking on the latest episode of MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Howard confirmed that Lucasfilm is currently entering discussions with parent company Disney to bring a new Willow TV show to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Jon Kasdan, who helped screenwrite Solo with his father, Lawrence Kasdan, will be involved in the series. Potentially, Howard himself could be involved as well, given his awareness of the project—but the director did note that it’s really Kasdan’s take on Willow rather than his own, so that’s not confirmed:
“There are some really serious discussions going on with Jon Kasdan, who was one of the writers of Solo, who kept hounding me about Willow the whole time we were shooting and also hounding Kathy Kennedy. We’re in discussions about developing a Willow television show for the Disney+. And I think it’d be a great way to go. In fact, George 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 developing a WILLOW series based on a pitch by @JonKasdan. It’s a continuation and would feature @WarwickADavis. Straight from @RealRonHoward‘s mouth to a greenlight please!!! You in, @valkilmer? pic.twitter.com/az4NZllEYf
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) May 1, 2019
This is potentially great news and would see Lucasfilm take on a non-Star Wars project, outside of Indiana Jones too, for one of the first times in this new Disney owned era. We will be sure to share more news on this as soon as we hear it.