TV - Movies
Ron Howard
Explains His Role
On The New Willow
Disney+ Series
By REUBEN BARON
Ron Howard’s 1988 film "Willow" follows the story of a Nelwyn dwarf sorcerer, and in November 2022, Disney+ will premiere a series continuing the character's adventures as an older man. In a Looper interview with Howard about his upcoming movie "Thirteen Lives," we also asked him about his involvement in the new "Willow" series.
As executive producer of the "Willow" sequel series, Howard said that he is "not hands on, not in the trenches." Jonathan Kasdan, who co-wrote and co-produced the Howard-directed "Solo: A Star Wars Story," is running the series alongside Wendy Mericle.
"However," Howard told us, "I'm reading all the scripts, seeing dailies, seeing the cuts... [and] I'm really excited for the show." In terms of the style of the show, Howard describes it as "both true to the traditions of Willow and the work that we did then... [and] a real contemporary evolution of it, in a cool way that is entertaining."