Ron Howard has confirmed that the reported Disney+ sequel series to his 1988 fantasy feature “Willow” has not been given the go-ahead as yet.
First reported back in May, Howard and writer Jonathan Kasdan have been working on the scripts which sound pretty much complete – now it’s just waiting on the studio.
Speaking at a red carpet event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Howard tells Variety: “We’re working on it, it’s not greenlit, but I was just on the phone today discussing it with Jonathan who has written the scripts. It’s in serious development, but there’s nothing to announce quite yet.”
Warwick Davis, who played the titular Nelwyn dwarf in the original movie, was reportedly in talks to reprise the role in this ‘more mature’ version of the story and Howard is quick to confirm his involvement to the trade: “If it happens, Warwick will definitely be a part of it.”