Warwick Davis can be again at Willow on Disney Plus (Image: Lucasfilm/Kobal/REX)
One of many fantasy hits of the 80s is heading for a brand new TV adaptation, with Willow the most recent film to get the reboot therapy at Disney Plus.
It was introduced again in October that the fantasy epic will get a new lease of life on the streaming platform, marking Lucasfilm’s first non-Star Wars mission in 5 years.
The unique film instructed the story of Warwick Davis’s Willow Ufgood, a Nelwyn dwarf who’s pressured into defending an toddler named Elora Danan from an evil queen (Jean Marsh).
The movie noticed Willow protected by a swordsman performed by Val Kilmer, whereas Joanne Whalley, Billy Barty and Kevin Pollak additionally starred within the manufacturing.
Regardless of an detached begin to life on the field workplace, it will definitely proved probably the most fashionable fantasy moments of the 80s, creating a cult following within the years that adopted.
Right here’s every part we all know in regards to the upcoming Willow TV collection, from launch date, to solid and plot.
Who’s starring within the Willow TV collection?
All the things we all know to date about Willow on Disney Plus (Image: Moviestore/REX)
There couldn’t be a collection with out him, and the massive information is that Warwick Davis is ready to return to the lead function as Willow Ufgood.
There might be one other main identify from the movie returning too. Warwick just lately revealed to Metro.co.uk that he ‘sincerely hopes’ Val Kilmer will be back too.
In the meantime, the primary bit of recent casting has already been confirmed.
Erin Kellyman, Cailee Spaeny, and Ellie Bamber are negotiating to star within the Disney Plus collection, in line with Variety.
British actress Erin is thought for her efficiency because the chief of the insurgent Cloud Riders Enfys Nest in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Erin Kellyman starring as Maya Stone in Life (Image: PA)
Callie and Ellie, in the meantime, have starred as Jane Ginsburg in On The Foundation of Intercourse and Cosette in Les Miserables respectively.
Additional particulars of the trio’s roles have but to be confirmed.
Jon M. Chu will direct the pilot and government produce. Ron Howard, who directed the unique movie, will return to government produce the collection.
What’s the Willow TV collection about?
Whereas the small print of the plot stay beneath wraps, we do know that the collection gained’t be a straight up remake of the movie.
As a substitute of replicating the unique story, the collection will transfer the motion thirty years after the occasions of the movie, introducing new characters into the world first created within the 1988 movie.
When is the Willow TV collection being launched on Disney Plus?
The collection is thrilling information for followers of the unique movie, though they must wait a short time earlier than they get to see the present.
Disney introduced in October 2020 that the Willow collection could be arriving on its streaming platform in 2022.
‘Willow, an Authentic Sequence from Lucasfilm starring Warwick Davis, with pilot directed by @JonMChu, is coming in 2022,’ Disney’s Tweet acknowledged.
It was the final announcement to be made within the rush of Disney projects confirmed in October, which additionally included the likes of Star Wars Acolyte a brand new Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford.