Disney+ has released a special look at their upcoming fantasy drama series Willow, which is based on the 1988 film of the same name. The series will act as a sequel to the film and will bring back some iconic characters from the original who will be joined by some new faces.
Willow looks like a perfect fantasy adventure with some action and comedy. It will feature the set of heroes from the original film trying to protect their world, named Andowyne, from an evil enemy. Read on to watch the trailer and know more about the film.
Willow Trailer: Evil is Coming to Destroy the Andowyne World
The trailer features a number of action-packed scenes with a pinch of magic and humour. Willow is seen going on a mission to find Elora Danan with his new team of heroes. Danan was the child who had to be saved in the original film. She is now all grown up but has disappeared without a trace.
The series debuts on Disney+ on November 30. Watch the exciting trailer below.
The audience seems to have liked the trailer as the comments look extremely positive. “I’ve no doubt that this will be a supremely entertaining time, and I’m greatly looking forward to this sort of old school brand of fantasy charm!” wrote a viewer, and another commented, “Never saw the original this looks surprisingly good, we need movies from lucasfilm and this should have been one.”
Warwick Davis Returns as Willow Ufgood in the Series
Warwick Davis, who played the titular role in the 1988 film, is returning to essay the iconic character. He will be joined by Ruby Cruz as Kit, Erin Kellyman as Jade, Ellie Bamber as Dove, Amar Chadha-Patel as Boorman and Joanne Whalley as Sorsha. Other cast members include Dempsey Bryk, Tony Revolori, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Talisa Garcia.
The official synopsis of the series reads, “The story began when an aspiring sorcerer, played by Warwick Davis, is whisked away on a journey to protect an infant empress Elora Danan and vanquish the evil Queen Bavmorda from their world of Andowyne.”
“Now, the story continues with Davis reprising his titular role, as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes on a quest to protect Andowyne from an even larger foe than they had imagined possible,” it says further.
Writer Jon Kasdan says Fans will Appreciate the Series
Talking about how he developed the story, writer Jon Kasdan revealed in an interview, “It’s a whole new thing. From the moment I got involved in Star Wars with George, with Kathy, with my dad, I saw an opportunity here with Willow to bring this story back.”
“I knew that Warrick was eager to do it, to play it again, and then when Ron came and worked on Solo with us, he was just as eager, too, and we let the momentum of that allow us to continue this story that the three of us really loved — that I loved as a fan and they loved as a working experience.”
“I just thought, ‘How do I do this, and how do I give it the same fidelity that we tried to give to Solo?’ There are deep cuts in the Willow show, and references to the tabletop game and references to the novelization. We went deep, and hopefully the true fan will appreciate it,” he added.
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