willow tv series director Jonathan Entwistle

The Willow TV series pilot headed to Disney+ was supposed to be directed by Jon M. Chu, but Chu recently left the project due to personal reasons. Now, the show has found a new director – Jonathan Entwistle, director and co-creator of I’m Not Okay With This. Entwistle also directed episodes of the show The End of the F***ing World.

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willow cast

Tony Revolori is going from Far From Home to a far-off fantasy land. The Spider-Man: Far From Home star is in talks to join the Willow cast as a lead role in the Disney+ series, which follows up the story of the beloved 1988 fantasy film. He would join Warwick Davis, who is reprising his role as the title character, and several other rising stars who are already set to round out the ensemble cast.

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willow tv series director

The Disney+ Willow TV series has lost its director. Crazy Rich Asians filmmaker Jon M. Chu was locked in to direct the show’s pilot episode and serve as executive producer, but Chu took to social media today to announce that he has to leave the project. Chu cited continued lockdowns in the UK and the future arrival of a new baby as the reasoning behind stepping away from the series.

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Willow sequel series cast

Willow, the Disney+ series set years after the events of the 1988 fantasy movie, is currently negotiating with three actresses to play three primary roles in the upcoming show. Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising), and Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) are all in talks to play the female leads, and you can read more about their characters below. Read More »

willow tv series Disney+

We’ve heard rumblings of a Willow TV series, and now it’s official. Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights, is set to direct a Willow TV series for Disney+, with Willow star Warwick Davis returning as Willow Ufgood. Ron Howard, who directed the film, is also on board as executive producer. Released in 1988, the fantasy epic Willow came from a story by George Lucas, and while it was not the huge blockbuster Lucasfilm was hoping for, it turned a profit – and developed a strong following thanks to home video.

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The Mask

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jim Carrey says, sure, he’ll do a Mask sequel…if a visionary filmmaker wants to direct.
  • Don’t worry, the third Jurassic World movie isn’t called Jurassic World: Extinction. If you were worried about that, I mean.
  • Ben Whishaw says No Time to Die connects to all the Daniel Craig Bond films.
  • Ron Howard has some things to say about that Disney+ Willow series.

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willow sequel series in the works

The doors have opened for a Willow sequel series on Disney+. After Ron Howard teased that Solo writer Jonathan Kasdan was in discussions with Disney+ to revive the director’s 1988 epic fantasy film in the form of a TV series, Kasdan has fed nostalgia-hungry fans another cryptic morsel to keep up the hype. But while Kasdan has seemingly started work on a Willow sequel series, original film star Warwick Davis cautions that nothing is totally official yet.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now Midsommar

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

It’s time for a whole new year of Now Stream This. In this week’s streaming column, you’ll find one of last year’s best movies, a breezy modern Steven Spielberg movie, a mind-bending blockbuster from Christopher Nolan, a mostly forgotten ’90s thriller, a crime drama, and more. These are the best movies streaming right now.

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willow sequel series

Ron Howard‘s 1988 epic fantasy film Willow has become the latest nostalgic property that has rallied fans to call for a sequel. And while the director has entertained rumors in the past year with vague mentions of “discussions” with Lucasfilm and Disney, a Willow sequel project may finally be happening. Howard confirmed that a Willow sequel series may soon be heading to Disney+.

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Willow Sequel

The American Cinematheque hosted a tribute to Ron Howard over the weekend, concluding with a screening of Willow. Howard and screenwriter Bob Dolman gave a Q&A after the screening and one of the stories they shared was about how the wife of The Hero’s Journey writer Joseph Campbell inspired a line that Howard put in the film. But the story begins earlier when producer George Lucas invited the filmmakers to dinner with the Campbells.

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