Articles

Willow series recasts lead, balance of the universe imperiled 13 Mar, 2021 / 3 comments

We previously reported that the upcoming Willow series for Disney Plus had undergone a director swap, and it seems there’s been a cascading effect on its cast. Reports Deadline:

Ruby Cruz (Castle Rock) has landed the female co-lead opposite Ellie Bamber and Erin Kellyman in Willow, Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s upcoming TV series follow-up to the 1988 fantasy movie, with the film’s star Warwick Davis reprising his title role, I have learned. She replaced Cailee Spaeny, who had been originally tapped for the role, after an extensive recasting process. Lucasfilm declined comment.

Sure, my pop culture awareness was put out to pasture about twenty years ago and thus I have no idea who any of these actors are, but what am I suppose to do -- stop covering Willow? Fat chance.

Keep your eyes on Mojo as the series heads to production, where we hope to someday confirm that the character of Willow will play a meaningful role in Willow.

Comments: 3 / Source: Deadline

3 Comments

  • Avatar
    JonesJr on 14 Mar, 2021, 00:46…
    Lucasfilm are having a pretty bad run of director replacements. It's practically a trend there now to the point I'll be more surprised to see an article that says the originally nominated director survived production and there aren't sweeping re-shoots.
    Hopefully this doesn't turn out the way Solo and especially Ep 9 did after their personnel changes, cause they were totally dismal.
  • Avatar
    Jason on 13 Mar, 2021, 16:03…

    Scummbuddy

    Thought you were about to state that Warwick Davis was recast and then at that point, what would be the point of the reprisal. Phew!



    Ha. In retrospect I should have been more aware of how that headline might read. I am growing more and more concerned, though, that Davis's role in this is going to be negligible.
  • Avatar
    Scummbuddy on 13 Mar, 2021, 15:02…
    Thought you were about to state that Warwick Davis was recast and then at that point, what would be the point of the reprisal. Phew!

Add a comment

What?! You're not registered? You better go and do so now! Or, simply log in: