Earlier this year, Ron Howard had mentioned that he’s got an idea for a sequel to his 1988 fantasy film Willow, noting that there was a little talk of it happening. Howard said at the time, “We wouldn’t call it Willow 2… I think it would focus a lot on Elora Danan, although Willow would have to be significantly involved.”
Of course, you can’t bring back Willow without bringing back Warwick Davis, and Cinema Blend just got the actor’s thoughts on a potential decades-later follow-up film.
“That would be hugely exciting,” Davis told the site. “Revisiting Willow as a character, now he’s older and wiser and perhaps even a better sorcerer, who knows by now, would be brilliant fun. I would absolutely love to do that. Ron and I we chatted about Willow quite a lot. Jon Kasdan who was obviously the screenwriter on Solo, he’s a pretty big fan of Willow, it’s one of the reasons he got into screenwriting and filmmaking. He and I talked a lot about where we could take Willow in the future.”
Davis continued, relaying an experience on the set of Solo that made him feel like a sequel to Willow is more likely than ever before, “I remember a particular day which was very special on Solo. I was working with the second unit and Ron, and I got a message through saying, ‘oh George [Lucas] is here today, he’d like to see you.’ So I went on set, it was the day they were on the Falcon. I remember myself, George, Jon Kasdan, Kathy Kennedy all chatting about Willow. I would think ‘this is like the stars have aligned right here. If anybody’s going to get a sequel or something else made in regard to Willow, this is it and this is the time to do it.’ Who knows, kind of watch this space, I guess.”