Willow director has revealed there are talks underway for the 1988 fantasy film to be revived for a television series on the Disney+ streaming service. Howard, who recently reunited with Lucasfilm for Solo: A Star Wars story (co-starring Willow's Warwick Davis), said that talks began during the filming of that movie.
"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," Howard said during an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast. "We’re in discussions about developing a Willow television show for the Disney+."
George Lucas created the core idea of Willow back in the early 1970s before the success of Star Wars. Lucas tapped Howard to direct Willow following the success of Cocoon, with the film coming out in 1988. In the late 1990s, Chris Claremont wrote a three-part prose novel sequel called Chronicles of the Shadow War.
"And I think it’d be a great way to go," Howard continued. "In fact, George always talked about the possibility of a Willow series, and it’d be great and more intimate, and 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."