Just a few weeks ago, we shared news that Disney is working on a reboot of “Willow”. The Disney+ original series is believed to be in early development with the pilot episode written and work continues with writing the rest of the episode.
“Willow” actor Warwick Davis recently spoke with Inverse and confirmed that the series has officially been ordered by Disney yet.
Speaking of Willow, I read that Disney is bringing it back on Disney+ and you’re involved. Can you tell me anything about the return of the character and the upcoming show?
The internet has got a little bit ahead of us here. There’s a lot of work on development and working out what this potentially could be, but there’s no definite green light, go, we’re doing this. There’s a lot of work going on. The right people have come together. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of goodwill from the right people and also from the fans. I think that’s what’s really so heartwarming is the enthusiasm from people around the world. So, yeah, no definite news there. I think there’s a firm chance that this is going to be something that becomes a reality. Definitely.
That’s great. So I’m guessing you’re also personally enthusiastic about the idea?
Oh, I am. I’d love to do this. When I did the movie I was 17, and it was a steep learning curve to play the character. Ron Howard was an integral part of my being able to do it.
Now I feel, as an actor, I’ve learned a lot over the years. And to play the character older would be fascinating. I mean he’s older, he’s wiser — has he learned to become a sorcerer? Has he mastered the craft? What’s been going on in the world of Willow? So yes, if we do get to do this, there’ll be a wonderful story to tell, I’m sure. And I’ll greatly relish the opportunity.