But back to Willow news 01 Dec, 2020 / 1 comment

Deadline reports that casting for the upcoming Willow series is well underway, with talks taking place with Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Cailee Spaeny (The Craft: Legacy) and Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) to play female leads on the entertainment programme. There's also this:

According to circulated casting information for the series, it revolves around a group on a mission to save a kidnapped prince. The members of the team include Dove (Bamber), whose backstory resembles that of Willow from the movie. Dove is an unassuming kitchen maid who proves she is the “chosen one” as she embarks on the journey. She is joined by Kit (Spaeny), the princess whose twin brother was abducted. She is destined to be a leader and ultimately the queen. Kellyman plays Jade, a servant who is Kit’s best friend and moral compass. She is on her way to becoming the best young warrior in the kingdom. Also part of the group is a guy who echoes Val Kilmer’s character in the movie. A thief and liar, he joins the quest in exchange for getting out of prison.

It sounds as derivative as one would hope from this brand! Hopefully they don't blow the opportunity to make another NES game.

Source: Deadline


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    Glo_kidd on 01 Dec, 2020, 22:02…
    I am super excited about this, Willow has long been on of my favorite movies and the George lucas/Chris Clairmont sequel trilogy of books were incredible.

    I realize those books will likely be thrown to the wind. This is sort of funny though when you think how much Disney has spent to buy a franchise that owes its best stories to Clairemont (I'm looking at you xmen) and George's catalog @ lucasfilm.

    That being said I'm still excited to see where they go and im optimistic since Howard is involved :-)

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