This may be one of the biggest years in terms of 80s sequel news. It appears that a spin-off of Willow is in the works from Ron Howard.
Is Willow Getting A Sequel?
“I don’t want to give away too much, but there is a little talk of Willow,” Howard said, according to a MovieWeb report.
“We wouldn’t call it Willow 2, I think it would focus a lot on Elora Danan, although Willow would have to be significantly involved.”
The report claims that Howard and Lucasfilm’s uniting for Solo: A Star Wars Story, has become a bit more fruitful this time around. After years of teasing and on and off discussion of a possible sequel, 80s fans may be in for a treat in the near future.
“The first Willow movie, directed by Howard, came out in 1988 and was not the smash hit that Lucasfilm had been hoping for,” according to the report.
“However, it has gained a massive cult audience since its release and many fans aren’t even aware that it wasn’t a huge moneymaker.”
There has yet to be any solid information on the release and whether or not it could hit the big screen or be a part of a more series-oriented platform, such as YouTube Red.
In the meantime, we’ll be holding out hope for one of the most underrated 80s cult films.