This cult 80s film is making a comeback as a series on Disney+
The sequel to this fantasy work from Lucasfilm is coming very soon and unveils its first trailer.
The youngest among you may not know it, but the father of Star Wars wrote a heroic fantasy film in the late 80s. George Lucas is good at creating imaginative universes, and the film Willow no exception to this rule.
Released in cinemas in 1988 (34 years ago already, ouch), the film features Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Harry Potter) in the role of Willow, a little Nelwyn gifted with magic. He must then go on an adventure to save a young girl whom a prophecy announces as a future emperor capable of defeating the forces of evil and protecting his lands.
Long-time fans will be delighted to learn that the new series following this epic adventure picks up the story several years after the events of the original work. Willow is no longer very young, but he must once again venture into a very dangerous quest. The first trailer has just been unveiled on the occasion of the Star Wars Celebration and allows you to discover a brand new world and a new troop of characters who will accompany the little magician:
A compendium of talents
Willow will have to join forces with these new faces to be able to survive this new expedition which promises to be perilous. The official synopsis describes this untold story as “a dangerous quest that will take them to places far beyond their lands, where they will then have to face their inner demons and join forces to save the world.”
Disney remains rather evasive about the story of its new fantasy series, but it is sure that it will offer an impressive journey into a world filled with magic that will seem all the more real and alive thanks to today’s filming technologies. today. When we see what Lucasfilm offers with its series Star Warsit is certain that the world of Willow will be sublimated by this new work.
In the cast, we find a few young faces accustomed to Disney productions, with Erin Kellyman that we have already been able to discover in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Marvel series Falcon and the Winter Soldieror Tony Revolori who portrays the arrogant Flash in the new films Spiderman of the MCU.
It will be possible to discover this sequel to the cult film of the 80s from November 30 when the Willow series will arrive on Disney +. In the meantime, you can (re)discover the original work on the streaming platform today.