Great news comes to us via as Ron Howard confirms that there are indeed movements towards a Willow sequel. The original Val Kilmer and Warwick Davis fantasy classic didn’t light the world on fire back on it’s initial release 3 decades ago, but that hasn’t stopped it becoming a much-loved part of the Lucasfilm story, one that Howard seems intrigued to return to.

“I don’t want to give away too much, but there is a little talk of Willow. We wouldn’t call it Willow 2, I think it would focus a lot on Elora Danan, although Willow would have to be significantly involved.”

The 1988 film was clearly on Howard’s mind as he worked away at reshaping Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I thought about that movie a lot as I was working on Solo because there are certain scenes, especially around some of the Madmartigan stuff, was reminiscent of a character with that kind of swagger and bravado. And also some of the humor around some of the action in Willow was something I inspired to get into Solo.”