After our article yesterday looking at a possible sequel to Labyrinth, it appears that Lucasfilm are pushing on with a sequel to their other great late 80’s fantasy film, Willow. Following the critical success of Solo: A Star Wars Story – which reunited director Ron Howard with his Willow star Warwick Davis – a recent Q&A revaled that a sequel is on the cards, but Howard might not be involved.
This weekend, American Cinematheque screened Willow at a tribute to Howard’s career and Howard gave a Q&A along with screenwriter Bob Dolman.
During the Q&A, Howard again said that there is something in the works with Willow. After the Q&A, /Film approached Howard to follow up. If there is a Willow sequel, would Howard be involved again?
“I don’t know,” Howard told us. “It’s a Lucasfilm project.”
Theoretically, you’d think the director of a film will always get the opportunity to direct the sequel too. However, that is usually for sequels that follow shortly after the original. It may not apply to sequels 30-plus years later, and Howard is certainly busy enough he might have another project lined up when a Willow sequel gets going. He does have an in with Lucasfilm though.
Dolman knew a little bit more about the Willow plans but wasn’t talking.
“I don’t know much about it yet,” Dolman said. “I know a little but not enough to talk about it.”
But would Dolman like another crack at writing a script in the Willow universe?
“Yeah, why not?” Dolman said.