When Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, it acquired more than just Star Wars. The company also famously produced films like the Indiana Jones series and the stand-alone fantasy epic Willow.
With the launch of Disney+ and its rush to fill its menu with high profile original TV shows, it looks as though the company is looking to bring Willow back. And according to screenwriter Jon Kasdan, work has officially begun.
In a Tweet, Kasdan announced that “the office is open,” along with a picture of a hat featuring the film’s titular character.
The original 1988 film followed a young sorcerer named Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis), who rescued an infant girl named Elora Danan from an evil sorceress. Along with a warrior named Madmartigan (Val Kilmer), they overthrow the queen and bring peace to their land. In the years since, Lucasfilm has expanded the world a bit, producing a trilogy of novels written by Chris Claremont, Shadow Moon, Shadow Dawn, and Shadow Star, which take the franchise in a darker direction.
Kasdan worked with director Ron Howard onSolo: A Star Wars story, and in 2019, Howard indicated that he was involved in discussions with Disney about creating a series based on the film for the streaming platform.