We already knew that a sequel show of the 1988 fantasy, adventure Willow, was coming to Disney+, but now we know that they have begun production.
Writer Jon Kasdan has posted a photo on Twitter showing a hat, featuring the title character, pinned to a board and the words “The office is open.”
The office is open. pic.twitter.com/wty5ENi3He
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) January 6, 2020
Of course the name sounds familiar because Jon is the son of Lawrence Kasdan known for co-writing The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and more.
It’s kind of like what we are getting with the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie. Ivan Reitman’s son Jason is taking over that one.
The skeptic in me wants to worry because there have been a lot of reboots, sequels and re-imaginings in entertainment lately, but many fall short. But I think that if Disney+ could nail The Mandalorian like they did, there’s a lot of hope for a Willow sequel.
We are getting Warwick Davis back to play Willow and it’s supposed to be a direct continuation of the original film. Two good moves right from the start. Although I’m not sure if Disney will do what they did with Star Wars and basically un-cannon the cannon established in the Willow sequel trilogy books Chronicles of the Shadow War.
Before Disney bought Star Wars there were dozens of books creating the “Expanded Universe (EU)” the majority of which was thrown out. We will have to see if any of the events or characters in the Chronicles of the Shadow War will be used at all or they will go the way of the EU.
There are a lot of unknowns at this point. We don’t know when it will be released? We don’t know who, or if anymore, of the original cast will be back? We don’t know how Warwick Davis feels about being pinned to Jon Kasdan’s cork board? There are still a lot of questions.
Only time will tell as it looks like it’s just getting started.
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