Things haven’t gone too well for the next Disney + willow series, which is expected to see the return of Warwick Davis in the lead role. In January, it was announced that Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the heights) had resigned from his directorial post due to “a change in production schedule, continued UK lockdowns” and “a new baby coming this summer”.The end of the fucking world, I don’t agree with that) would take over to bar the pilot. Now, according to a new report from Deadline, Entwistle resigned and was replaced by Stephen Woolfenden.
Woolfenden has directed various television episodes ranging from Foreign at Doctor Who and was also director of the second unit on Detective Pikachu, both Fantastic beasts movies, the last four Harry potter movies, The Legend of Tarzan, and more. According to Deadline, Entwistle left the project in April and its release had no impact on the production schedule. Woolfenden was already attached to the project as a production manager, and it was reported that he shot the first two episodes.
willow will take place years after the events of the 1988 fantasy film, introducing all-new characters to the enchanted realm of fairy queens and two-headed monsters Eborsisk. The series should also play The snakeis Ellie Bamber as Dove, Easttown mare‘s Ruby Cruz as Kit, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldieris Erin Kellyman as Jade, and Army of One alum Amer Chadha-Patel as Boorman.
“You know what, it’s weird that you can talk about it now! It’s something that I never thought I would see happen,” Warwick Davis told Radio schedules Last year. “I hope we will establish Willow as a very accomplished wizard now.” He added: “I hope he has trained and we can see him do some real magic, which would be fabulous. And I also hope we can reunite with Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley as well!”
The original willow was directed by Ron Howard, who reunited with Davis on the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Davis explained that working together again helped willow tracking, which is produced by Solo writer, Jonathan Kasdan.
“Everything was sort of aligned when we made the movie SoloDavis explained. “The writer, Jon Kasdan, was a huge fan of willow, he grew up watching him and that’s one of the things that inspired him to become a screenwriter, along with his father. [Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan]. And then Ron Howard came to realize and Jon mentioned to him that he was a huge fan of willow and it got them talking. And i was sure Solo looking a bit like Willow with my long hair as a Weazel, and all of those things came together. We took it to Disney + and they were as excited as we were about it and gave the show the go-ahead. “
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