Warwick Davis Introduces The Willow Cast In New Video For Disney+ Day
Disney+ day delivered a ton of upcoming release dates for new shows this week in the Marvel and Star Wars cinematic universes. But that is not all that is coming to the streaming service in the near future. In a short video, we also got to meet the cast of the upcoming Willow series, introduced by Warwick Davis himself.
Meet The Cast of Willow On Disney+
We already knew that Erin Kellyman would be one of the leads for the series, reuniting with Davis after they appeared in Solo together. Joining these two actors is an ensemble cast of younger actors including Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown); Ellie Bamber (The Serpent), Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Amar Chadha Patel (The Third Day) and Dempsey Bryk (The Birch).
In the video, Davis questions the Willow cast about where they have appeared before (“Instastories, Tik-Tok, and the like…”). He also answers a few questions as well, including the fact that the showrunners will not “Irishman” his face for the new Willow series. Davis also workshops a few potential names for the Willow fandom, I personally prefer the “Willow-Mongers.”
A Sequel 30 Years In The Making
Erin Kellyman (and Warwick Davis!) in Solo: A Star Wars Story | Image via Lucasfilm
The upcoming Willow series for Disney+ will pick up years after the original movie – so it’s okay for Davis to look a bit older than he did 30 years ago. The series acts as a sequel to the original film. It focuses on a princess (Cruz) who sets out on a journey to rescue her twin brother. Bryk will presumably be playing the brother in question. Kellyman plays a servant turned warrior named Jade who joins the princess on her quest. Rounding out the party is Bamber’s character of Dove. And Chadha-Patel’s thief character who gets a chance at freedom in exchange for his help. Davis will reprise his role as Willow Ufgood, the dwarf sorcerer who featured so prominently in the original film.
Image via Lucasfilm
Jonathan Entwistle will direct the Willow series, after John M. Chu stepped down last year due to scheduling conflicts. Ron Howard – who directed the original Willow – returns as executive producer on the series. Willow is set to air on Disney+ in 2022, although no specific release date has been announced yet.
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