During a Facebook live video chat for the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s #EdFilmFestAtHome event, our good friend Rob Wainfur of The Bearded Trio managed to ask a couple of questions regarding the status of the Willow sequel that is mooted to land on Disney Plus. While being careful to watch his words and not give any false impressions of how far along the production is, Ron Howard spoke about where they were with what would be a long-awaited and very welcome return.
“Well, if I say anything too concrete it’s gonna go viral because anytime I say anything about Willow, people take it all very seriously. I will say that, let’s see…what can I say? It’s still in development. It doesn’t have a green light. Warwick Davis is thrilled by it and if we are lucky enough for it to go, he would come back as Willow.”
“We are far enough along that in a very tentative way, locations are beginning to be scouted, and we don’t know where we’re going to shoot, but we have gotten some research photos back from Wales. It’s nice to think about where our old knock bar was, and again no idea if we’re gonna get to make the show but we’re having a wonderful time developing the scripts under Jonathan Kasdan who is leading the charge.”