Is A ‘Willow’ Spin-off Series Actually Happening? Ron Howard Weighs In

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By Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

Willow spinoff has been discussed and is headed to Disney+… we think.

While promoting Solo: A Star Wars Story this time last year, Ron Howard revealed that “there is a little talk of Willow,” and while he didn’t want to spill the beans just yet, he did go on to explain that if another Willow movie was to be made, it would be a spin-off and would likely follow a grownup Elora Danan.

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The famed director has been teasing a spinoff for years, but until now, we never actually thought it would happen. Luckily for us, during a recent interview the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Howard revealed that a Willow spinoff series has been discussed and would likely be headed to Disney+.

“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.”

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Released back in 1988, Willow tells the story of a farmer named Willow Ufgood, played by Warwick Davis, who reluctantly agrees to protect a newborn baby, Elora Danan, from the evil Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh), who has vowed to destroy the child and take over the world. The film was written by George Lucas, directed by Howard, and stars Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty.

What are your thoughts on the potential of Willow spin-off? Who would you cast to play a grownup Elora Danan? Let us know in the comments below.

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Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)


Riley is the Managing Editor of Goliath. When he's not at the movie theatre or binging some new tv series, he likes to spend his time shooting hoops and play MTG. He doesn't like 'Breaking Bad,' loves 'The Simpsons,' hates mayonnaise, and has been repping the Toronto Raptors since '95. Follow him on IG and Twitter @moviemanjones.