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Disney Investor Day 2020: Willow series coming in 2022

December 12th, 2020 by Marc Comments

More cool news from Disney Investor Day 2020 as we got two new projects that we pretty much knew were coming confirmed.

At the event Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that a Willow series, based on Ron Howard’s 1988 movie, was set to arrive on Disney+ in 2022.

As we suspected, Warwick Davis will return asWillow Ufgood and Crazy Rich Asians director Jon Chu will be directing the pilot. Filming begins in March in Wales – where the original movie also filmed, believe it or not.

They also confirmed that Lucasfilm and 20th Century Studios will be bringing a series to the streaming service based on Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestselling novel Children of Blood & Bone which is a coming-of-age story about a young African girl trying to restor magic to her Maji people.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….