Willow Disney+ TV Show Finds New Director | Screen Rant


Discussions about a TV adaptation began¬†in 2005 with both Lucas and Davis on board. Davis will reprise his role in the¬†joint Lucasfilm and Disney+ project. The show¬†takes place after Willow’s journey in the movie. Tony Revolori (Spider Man: Homecoming),¬†Ellie Bamber,¬†Erin Kellyman, and Cailee Spaeny have also been cast.¬†Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle, also executive producers, will be the pilot’s showrunners. Filming will begin in Wales sometime in¬†spring, and the show is set to premiere in 2022.

As Entwistle himself observed, Howard “painstakingly crafted” a magical realm in the¬†dark fantasy epic that was heavy on special effects and¬†fairytale creatures.¬†In order to hold that world together, the movie had to take itself seriously. Entwistle’s best-known projects, by contrast, are steeped in self-awareness and irony. That irony¬†later gives way to a deeper vulnerability in his characters, but the tone of¬†shows like¬†TEOTFW¬†and¬†I Am Not Okay With This¬†is certainly different¬†from¬†Willow‘s sincerity. Entwistle¬†was ultimately¬†interpreting¬†material originally written by Forsman, so the series’ irreverent style may not carry over to¬†Willow, but the choice to hire him may hint at an interesting new take on the story.

Source: THR

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