Willow Showrunner explains the process of expanding Lucasfilm lore

The last episode of WillowThe first season released on Disney+ this week, and fans of the Lucasfilm series are hoping the show will be renewed soon. Showrunner Jonathan Kasdan, who also wrote Solo: A Star Wars Storyrecently had a conversation with The AV Club as regards Star Wars, Willow, and working with Lucasfilm. During the interview, Kasdan explained the role of Pablo Hidalgo, who keeps the lore within both Star Wars and Willow, and what the process is for expanding that knowledge.

“It’s Pablo Hidalgo, who has been a really close ally of mine from day one Solobut has written, and I hope it will eventually release an encyclopedia of the Willow-fresh. And that has a lot more information than I was able to grasp at least in the first season of the show,” Kasdan explained. “Well, we try to do both,” he added when asked if he was free to knowledge or limited to what already existed in the universe. “What makes Pablo so great and such a great keeper of these things and such a rare asset is that he’s a really collaborative person. So tell him about the kind of story you want to tell and where he’s helpful, can he telling you how it syncs with what exists and giving you space to tell the story. You want to keep it consistent with what has come before. And we tried to do that in many ways.”

Did the Willow Final Set up a second season?

There were some major cliffhangers in the Willow finale including Willow (Warwick Davis) and the rest of the party having to leave the Immemorial City, as well as Graydon (Tony Revolori) waking up in what appeared to be another, darker dimension. Most importantly, after the closing credits of the finale, a “Volume I” book is placed on a shelf next to two more volumes, hinting that the series has a three-season plan. Recently Kasdan spoke with ComicbookMovie.com and talked about the possibility of a second season.

“I hope so,” Kasdan shared. “We’re definitely working on it and I beg Kathy [Kennedy] because working with these actors and this crew of filmmakers on this show was the best experience. We still feel like there are a lot of stories and bigger places to visit.”

The first season of Willow now streaming on Disney+.

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