‘Willow’ First Look – The Magical Adventure Continues
Lucasfilm is dropping new trailers all over the place today. Check out the Willow first look – starring Warkwick Davis!
Willow was one of those movies that kids that grew up in the 1980s were enamored by and terrified of (that transmutation scene on a big theater screen was horrifying when I was 6). One of those odd fantasy movies (like Dragonslayer, The Never Ending Story, and The Dark Crystal) from the era that came off as being kid-friendly in marketing, but had dark fantasy imagery and horror elements that parents weren’t really happy about.
It was a story George Lucas created in the early 70s, but was unable to get to at the time; partly due to tech limitations. ILM made history with the digital morphing tech they created to make the centerpiece of that horrifying scene work. It earned them a visual effects Oscar nomination.
It’s become a classic in its own right. You can revisit the original on Disney+ now.
Willow First Look
There’s been talk for a while about a new Willow sequel movie or series for years. The talk actually turned out to be more than just talk this time – the series that stars Warkwick Davis as Willow Ufgood will will stream on Disney+ this year. A new adventure filled with magic awaits…
The cast also includes Amar Chadha-Patel, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Ruby Cruz, and Dempsey Bryk. The original movie’s director, Ron Howard, has signed on as an executive producer. Director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights) is helming the pilot, and the showrunners are Jonathan Kasdan (Solo) and Wendy Mericle (Arrow).
Willow starts streaming on Disney+ on November 30.