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WATCH: D23 full trailer arrives for Willow series!

September 10th, 2022 by Marc Comments

It may not be Star Wars but it’s definitely Lucasfilm’s… yes, we have a trailer for Willow, the sequel series to the 80s fantasy classic from George Lucas and Ron Howard.

Star Warwick David and Ron Howard will both executive produce the series.

Ron Howard was director of the original 1980s classic and writer Bob Dolmanwill serve as consulting producer on the new series, so the people beond the original are ging to be pretty close at hand during this.

We learned at D23 that Christian Slater will appear in the series in a mysterious role, man, I loved that guy when I was younger!

Howard said: “It’s creatively exciting to not only revisit the world and characters first conceived by George Lucas, Bob Dolman and myself but to see it take flight in such fresh, fun and cinematic ways through the imagination of Jon Kasdan and Team Willow.”

He added: “This isn’t a nostalgic throw-back, it’s a creative lean-forward and it’s a blast to be a part of it all.”

The series will, just like in the real world, take place many years after the original movie and, while featuring new characters, will see Warwick Davis return as Willow Ufgood.

Willow arrives on November 30th… just in time for the Christmas season!

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….