Throughout Lucasfilm’s D23 Expos 2022 presentation on Saturday, followers of the upcoming collection sequel to George Lucas and Ron Howard‘s 1988 movie Willow have been handled to some thrilling information and previews of what is to come back. Warwick Davis (Willow Ufgood) was joined by co-stars Joanne Whalley (Sorsha), Ruby Cruz (Package), Erin Kellyman (Jade), Ellie Bamber (Dove), Dempsey Bryk (Airk), Amar Chadha-Patel (Boorman), and Tony Revolori (Graydon) to not solely preview a model new trailer (under) however to supply particular casting shock. To the thrill of these in attendance (and on social media, based mostly on the response), Christian Slater (Mr. Robotic) was welcomed to the stage as the most recent member of the solid (reportedly as a “good friend” of Val Kilmer‘s Madmartigan, with Kilmer unable to return for the collection).
Whereas his on-stage time was restricted, Slater had extra time to not solely provide some very sort phrases about becoming a member of the streaming collection in addition to what the movie means to him and being respectful to what Kilmer delivered to the franchise’s universe within the unique movie:
And here is a have a look at some new official preview pictures that have been launched in the course of the presentation:
Here is a have a look at the official trailer for Willow, hitting Disney+ screens on November thirtieth:
An epic interval fantasy collection with a contemporary sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking magnificence, “Willow” incorporates a numerous worldwide solid with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as government producers. The story started with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an toddler lady destined to unite the realms, who collectively helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world the place brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and different mystical creatures flourish, the journey continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a harmful quest to locations far past their residence, the place they need to face their interior demons and are available collectively to avoid wasting their world.
Set to concentrate on the group’s mission to avoid wasting a prince, the collection additionally options Ellie Bamber‘s (Nocturnal Animals) Dove, an unassuming kitchen maid who proves that she is the “chosen one” as she embarks on the journey. Ruby Cruz‘s (Fort Rock) Package is the princess whose twin brother was kidnapped, destined to be a pacesetter and in the end the queen. Erin Kellyman‘s (Solo) Jade is a servant who can also be Package’s finest good friend and ethical compass- and on her approach to changing into the perfect younger warrior within the kingdom. Amar Chadha-Patel (Doom: Annihilation) performs Boorman, a thief & liar who joins the hunt in alternate for getting out of jail. Tony Revolori (“Spider-Man” movies), Dempsey Bryk (The Birch, Heartland), Talisa Garcia (Baptiste), and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Sport of Thrones) additionally star.
So with the collection set to hit the streamer this November, here is a have a look at the video that includes the solid of Disney+ & Lucasfilm’s Willow that was launched final yr (although it looks as if David may need to remind his castmates that there was truly a film that it is based mostly on- one launched earlier than they have been born, apparently):
Unique movie author Bob Dolman serves as a consulting producer, with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan government producing. Howard’s Think about Tv will produce, with Roopesh Parekh and Hannah Friedman serving as co-executive producers on behalf of the corporate; Julia Cooperman will produce. Whereas removed from a field workplace failure, the Davis-Val Kilmer (Warmth) starrer would earn solely $110M on a $35M finances. At a time when budgets for movies have been nowhere near the place they’re in the present day, a $35M funding was anticipated to yield deeper income than Willow earned. There’s nonetheless no phrase on if the brand new collection will make the most of George Lucas and Uncanny X-Males author Chris Claremont‘s trilogy of novels as supply materials for the pilot: 1995’s Shadow Moon, 1996’s Shadow Daybreak, and 1999’s Shadow Star. Sequence producing director Stephen Woolfenden (Outlander) directed the primary two episodes.