Do you remember Ron Howard’s fantastic film from 1988? Well, now you can see its sequel series exclusively on Disney’s streaming platform.
34 years ago it was released in theaters around the world one of the most beloved family fantasy movies by viewers of all ages. With a plot by the almighty George Lucas and directed by the specialist in tapes for all audiences Ron Howard (1, 2, 3… Splash, Cocoon, Apolo 13), Willow (1988) made a privileged place at a time when cape and witchcraft stories triumphed at the box officewith other renowned titles such as Lady Hawk (also available on Disney +).
The story of ‘Willow’, the original film, continues on Disney +
Now, more than three decades after millions of children around the world enjoyed the cinemas of the adventures of farmer nelwyn Willow Ufgood, played by Warwick Davis, the series that will tell what happens after the events of that feature film arrives exclusively at Disney+.
For this reason, it is convenient that before watching the series —which has been released today with two chapters— you enjoy the Ron Howard film, available on Disney’s streaming platform. A golden opportunity for those who were children in their day and are now parents, to see with their children one of those movies that ended up marking our childhood.
And it is that the Willow series, developed by Jonathan Kasdan (Han Solo. A Star Wars Story), a fan of the original film and son of the legendary writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back), aims to please the public so much that in their day vibrated with Willow’s adventures as newcomers.
In the movie, Willow was a farmer who had to embark on an epic journey to protect a very special baby, Elora Danan, of an evil queen named Bavmorda (Jean Marsh). She was accompanied by a foul-mouthed and rebellious anti-hero named madmartigan (Val Kilmer) and then the queen’s daughter, Sorshaplayed by Joanne Whalley, who reprises one more time in this sequel.
On this occasion, magic returns to Willow’s universe in a series that continues the events that occurred in the film. It is, therefore, about a whole new storyfull of familiar faces that will continue to embody heroes whose sole objective will be to save their own and the land they inhabit from a terrible evil.
The cast of the new Willow is made up of a varied multicultural cast in which the names of Warwick Davis, erin kellyman, Ruby Cruz, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha Patel and many more. This will only strengthen the identification of a large number of audiences with the characters of the new series. And it is that Willow, in addition, will dazzle the audience through dazzling settings, picturesque locations and mystical creatures. You can’t miss it, go.
However, the creators of the new Willow have also wanted to distance themselves from other similar titles through a story in which there is room for comedy and for the human portrait of the characterswithout neglecting the action and the elements of the fantasy genre.
The Willow series is ideal to watch during these Christmas holidays in the company of the family. Definitely, a magical world to share with our loved ones: fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, all together to accompany these great and little heroes who will live a thousand and one adventures that, without a doubt, you will always remember.