Warwick Davis Still Has Hopes For A Willow Sequel

Warwick Davis, triumphant as Willow in 1988. (Photo: MGM)

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Regarding a follow-up to Willow (which director Ron Howard previously said they were seriously considering), Warwick Davis revealed a roundtable conversation between himself, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Jon Kasdan and Kathleen Kennedy took place aboard the Millennium Falcon on the set of Solo in a recent interview with Cinema Blend.

That would be hugely exciting. Revisiting Willow as a character, now he’s older and wiser and perhaps even a better sorcerer, who knows by now, would be brilliant fun. I would absolutely love to do that. Ron and I we chatted about Willow quite a lot. Jon Kasdan who was obviously the screenwriter on Solo, he’s a pretty big fan of Willow, it’s one of the reasons he got into screenwriting and filmmaking. He and I talked a lot about where we could take Willow in the future.

I remember a particular day which was very special on Solo. I was working with the second unit and Ron, and I got a message through saying, "oh George [Lucas] is here today, he’d like to see you." So I went on set, it was the day they were on the Falcon. I remember myself, George, Jon Kasdan, Kathy Kennedy all chatting about Willow. I would think "this is like the stars have aligned right here. If anybody’s going to get a sequel or something else made in regard to Willow, this is it and this is the time to do it." Who knows, kind of watch this space, I guess.


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