https://twitter.com/joshuahorowitz/status/1123402649536270338Ron Howard: "There are some really serious discussions going on with Jon Kasdan, who was one of the writers of SOLO who kept hounding me about WILLOW the whole time we were shooting and also hounding Kathy Kennedy. We are in discussions about developing a WILLOW television show for the Disney+, and I think it'd be a great way to go. In fact, George always talked about the possibility of a WILLOW series, which he just felt, innately, would be great, more intimate, built around that character and some of the others and Jon Kasdan has, I think, an inspired take on it and it could be really, really cool. So fingers crossed."
Josh Horowitz: "And a continuation, not a reboot?"
Ron Howard: "No, a continuation, continuation and Warwick would be in it."
If Val Kilmer is in this, I will buy Disney+ three times.
Willow's an ideal property for something like this. Just enough quality worldbuilding and nostalgia to build around, but flawed enough to be worth taking a shot at with better execution today.
You know, Kasdan is probably as good a choice as any, but if this thing goes forward, I hope they involve Bob Dolman somehow. The little bit of SCTV he managed to infect the original film with went a long way to give personality to a movie that otherwise might not have held together. Few things make me shudder more than the idea of the Willow universe deprived of its quirks.