Lucasfilm’s 1988 fantasy adventure “Willow” is now streaming in 4k on Disney+. The 4K Ultra HD version with Dolby Vision and HDR10 audio upgrade to the original film comes just ahead of Lucasfilm’s new Disney+ Original series “Willow” which premieres on Disney+ on November 30, 2022.
In 1988’s “Willow,” the evil Queen Bavmorda hunts the newborn princess Elora Danan, a child prophesied to bring about her downfall. When the royal infant is found by Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, he’s entrusted with delivering her from evil.
The movie stars Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, and Warwick Davis and was directed by Ron Howard.
You can watch a trailer for the original film below:
Disney+’s new “Willow” series is an epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty. The series features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as executive producers.
The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.
Warwick Davis will return in the role of the great sorcerer, Willow Ufgood. Amer Chadha-Patel (Aladdin), Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown), Erin Kellyman (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Solo: A Star Wars Story), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Cailee Spaeny (The Craft: Legacy) and Talisa Garcia (Baptiste) are all set to star alongside Davis. Dempsey Bryk (The Birch) and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Game Of Thrones) have also been added to the cast.
Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Wendy Mericle, Ron Howard and Imagine Television will serve as executive producers, with Roopesh Parekh and Hannah Friedman as co-executive producers. Additionally, Bob Dolman will serve as consulting producer with Julia Cooperman as producer.
You can also watch a trailer for the upcoming series below:
“Willow” releases on Disney+ on November 30, 2022.