Disney+’s Willow has a release date, on November 30th, 2022. At Star Wars Celebration 2022 at the LucasFilm Studio Showcast panel, attendees were given all the details about the making of the sequel. It has been 35 years since the original film was released, but the series takes place 20 years (or 250 moons) after the story was left off, and since that period, we are introduced to three new characters. Check out all the Disney+ WILLOW character details and more!
An epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, “Willow” 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.
Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown) plays Kit, the daughter of Sorsha. Joanne Whalley is reprising her role as Sorsha for the new series. Erin Kellyman (The Falcon and Winter Soldier) will play Jade, an orphan who lives in the castle and who is best friends with Kit. Jade is also training for the Knights of Galladoorn. And Ellie Bamber (The Serpent), is playing Dove, a kitchen maid who is in love with Kit’s brother.
Warwick Davis attended the panel and proclaimed, “Making this movie was one of the best parts of my life, and I’ve been in Star Wars!” Davis was accompanied in the film by his daughter Annabelle Davis, who will also play his daughter Mims in Willow, and even his son, Harrison, is his stunt double!