The rumors and speculation have proven to be true: A new Willow story is headed to Disney Plus.
Last May rumors began circulating that a Willow series was being ‘seriously discussed’ for Disney Plus. The prevailing rumor is that this was somewhat involved in the very quick hiring of Ron Howard to take over Solo: A Star Wars Story when it was in production trouble. That has never been verified, but it has been heavily rumored.
Things went fairly silent on the Willow front until suddenly Jonathan Kasdan suddenly sent out a tweet that simply said “The office is open” with a picture of a Willow hat on a cork board.
The office is open. pic.twitter.com/wty5ENi3He
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) January 6, 2020
Jon is the son of Lawrence Kasdan who has been involved off and on with Star Wars at Lucasfilm since The Empire Strikes Back.
Willow was a fantasy film released in 1988 and directed by Ron Howard. The film has had a mixed history with many viewing it as a failure although it made a profit at the box as it grossed $110M off of a $35M budget. It wasn’t a huge hit, but it made money.
It found a life on cable, and fans have wanted to see some form of continuation for years. It looks as though those hopes have finally been answered.
No word as of yet on a possible release date for the new Willow project.
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