Playing on nostalgia and also aiming to reach a younger generation, Willow brings back Warwick Davis as the Nelwyn sorcerer hero of the beloved 1988 fantasy film. In a story set 30 years after the original, Kit (Ruby Cruz), the daughter of Sorsha – a warrior in the movie, now queen, and played once more by Joanne Whalley – seeks out Willow and asks him to find her kidnapped twin brother. Willow recruits a motley band (is there any other kind?) and they head off on another adventure into fantastic realms. Kevin Pollak and Rick Overton repeat their roles as Brownies, with Christian Slater playing an undisclosed new character. Jonathan Kasdan, writer of Solo: A Star Wars Story, is the showrunner. There will be fairies, knights, special effects, and presumably the conquering of evil. In the teaser trailer, Kit sets the tone when she tells Willow, “The world needs you again. It needs your magic.”
Willow premieres on 30 November on Disney+
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