Warwick Davis says there's 'a lot of work going on' for the potential 'Willow' series for Disney+

Willow (Credit: Lucasfilm/MGM)
Willow (Lucasfilm/MGM)

Warwick Davis has said that while there's no official green light yet, there's “a lot of work going on” on the planned Willow spin-off series for Disney+.

For the uninitiated, Willow was the 1988 cult fantasy movie, made by Lucasfilm and helmed by Ron Howard, that found Davis's aspiring sorcerer Willow Ufgood tasked with protecting the child of an ancient prophecy.

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And since the announcement of the Disney+ platform last year, a series based on the characters on the movie was revealed to be in development, with Jonathan Kasdan – son of veteran Empire Strikes Back scribe Lawrence Kasdan – involved in the writing.

Speaking to Inverse, Davis has now provided an update.

“The internet has got a little bit ahead of us here,” he said. “There's a lot of work on development and working out what this potentially could be, but there's no definite green light, go, we're doing this. There's a lot of work going on.

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“The right people have come together. There's a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of goodwill from the right people and also from the fans. I think that's what's really so heartwarming is the enthusiasm from people around the world.

American actor and director Ron Howard, actor Dawn Downing, American director and producer George Lucas, and British actor Warwick Davis discuss a scene on the set of the fantasy feature film, 'Willow,' 1988. (Photo by Lucasfilm/MGM/Courtesy of Getty Images)
Ron Howard, with Dawn Downing, George Lucas and Warwick Davis on the set of Willow, 1988 (Lucasfilm/MGM/Courtesy of Getty Images)

“So, yeah, no definite news there. I think there's a firm chance that this is going to be something that becomes a reality. Definitely.”

That'll do us.

The movie also starred Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley (they later married after meeting on set), and made $110 million from its $35 million budget, making it a pretty profitable movie once rental and TV royalties were thrown onto the pile.

It was also nominated for two Oscars, for sound and visual effects.