Jonathan Kasdan has been with Lucasfilm all his life. Not only his father, Lawrence Kasdan, wrote Return of the Jedi when he was a kid, but eventually Jonathan co-wrote Solo: A Star Wars Story with his father in 2018. Now Kasdan is working on another Lucasfilm project: Willow. The Disney+ series is a sequel to the 1988 movie of the same name, and it was one of the younger Kasdan’s favorite movies growing up. The writer/producer recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about Willowand revealed that he wants Lucasfilm to take the same “Special Presentation” approach that Marvel went with this year Werewolf at night and The Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special.
“I honestly don’t know,” Kasdan said when asked if he wanted to move on from the world of Solo. “I’m always afraid to ask Kathy [Kennedy] because she can see right through me. She sees my desire to tell more stories there… But in recent months I have been intrigued by the wonderful Werewolf at night as a possible form of storytelling… So I’d like to see Lucasfilm embrace a short novella version to tell some of their stories. That certainly seems like a place where future stories about those characters could live.”
How did the Willow Series Get Together?
Willow sees the return of Warwick Davis in the titular role, reprising the role for the first time since the release of the original film in 1988. ComicBook. com‘s own Brandon Davis, Kasdan emphasized the commitment to the lore of Willow’s world, discussing the process of bringing back Warwick Davis as he explores important new territory:
“It’s something completely new. From the moment I got involved Star Wars with George [Lucas]with Kathy [Kennedy]with my father, I saw an opportunity in this Willow to bring this story back. I knew Warrick was eager to do it, to play it again, and when Ron came along and worked on Solo with us, he was just as excited, and we let the momentum of that allow us to continue this story. putting that the three of us really loved – which I loved as a fan and they loved as a work experience. I just thought, ‘How do I do this, and how do I give it the same fidelity that we were trying to give Solo?’ There are deep cuts in the Willow show, and references to the table game and references to the novella. We went deep and hopefully the real fan will appreciate it.”
Shall Willow Get season 2?
The series is currently in progress Rotten tomatoes with an 83% rating, and some of us are already hoping for a second season. During the Willow premiere, ComicBook. com had a chance to talk to producer Roopesh Parekh who teased the possibility of a season 2. “I think we’ve completed this story, but we’re definitely leaving a lot of angles open for the future,” Parekh replied when asked if the eighth episode will end on a cliffhanger.
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