Variety reports that Lucasfilm is currently developing a Disney+ streaming series for Ron Howard/George Lucas’ 1988 film Willow that would act as a sequel. Howard and screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Indiana Jones 5) are in negotiations to work on the Disney+ series.
The pair previously worked on Solo.
Ron Howard and “Solo” writer Jonathan Kasdan are in negotiations for a sequel series to Howard’s 1988 feature “Willow” at Disney+, Variety has confirmed.
UPDATE: It looks like the news originates from Josh Horowitz via his podcast Happy Sad Confused.
DISNEY+ is developing a WILLOW series based on a pitch by @JonKasdan. It's a continuation and would feature @WarwickADavis. Straight from @RealRonHoward's mouth to a greenlight please!!! You in, @valkilmer? pic.twitter.com/az4NZllEYf
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) May 1, 2019
The assumption would be that Lucasfilm would handle the production side of things with Disney+ releasing it.
While it’s not being announced or reported Ron has suggested that Warwick Davis would return to the role, which makes sense since he’s still playing roles in Star Wars films and still able to play a role like Willow again. It remains to be seen if others such as Val Kilmer or Joanne Whalley would return but there is a strong chance they’ll come back as well, Val recently shot Top Gun: Maverick and Joanne had a key role in the third season of Netflix’s Daredevil.
I would assume the sequel would take place 30 years after the events of the first movie and I’d imagine that Bryce Dallas Howard would end playing a grown-up redheaded Elora Danan. Given her relationship with Lucasfilm directing and acting in their first live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, the odds are very very good.
Enter the world of “Willow.” Journey to the far corners of your imagination, to a land of myth and magic, where dream and reality live side by side … to a place that never existed, a time that never was. It is a world where a young man named Willow lives out an adventure that explodes beyond the boundaries of his own hopes and fears.
SOURCE: VARIETY/HAPPY SAD CONFUSED