The Willow sequel series is officially coming to Disney+!
“Growing up in the ’80s, Willow has had a profound effect on me,” Jon shared in a statement on the project. “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.”
Warwick added about returning to the world of Willow that “so many fans have asked me over the years if Willow will make a return, and now I’m thrilled to tell them that he will indeed.”
He continued, “Many have told me they grew up with Willow and that the film has influenced how they view heroism in our own world. If Willow Ufgood can represent the heroic potential in all of us, then he is a character I am extremely honored to reprise.”
The series will take place years after the events of the original film, and introduces all-new characters to the enchanted realm of fairy queens and two-headed Eborsisk monsters.
Stay tuned for more information on the show!
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