Disney unveiled a new trailer for the fantasy series Willow at D23 Expo. The series certainly doesn’t need to hide from the competition.
Series in the medieval setting have been more popular in recent years than they have been for a long time, regardless of whether they have a historical, pseudo-historical or an entirely fantasy background. And the fans can’t complain: The “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” is currently running on Sky/WOW and the “Lord of the Rings” series “The Rings of Power” on Amazon Prime Video. Netflix has been enjoying subscribers’ favor with The Witcher and the irresistible Henry Cavill for quite some time anyway.
Things are getting tight on the series front. But entertainment giant Disney still wants to get involved. Namely with the upcoming series “Willow”, based on the film of the same name from 1988. And the new trailer, which was unveiled at the D23 Expo, shows how it wants to do it:,
“Willow”: Christian Slater is also involved
Yes, “Willow” was more average fare back in 1988, not really exceptionally good, but not so bad that it has to be shown on SchleFAZ. It’s not considered a cult film, but it’s appreciated by the fans. So it’s understandable that people are a bit skeptical that there’s even a place for “Willow” in all the excellent series. In any case, the new trailer says yes. Because the target audience for “Willow” was more the whole family than die-hard fantasy fans and adults. And it is precisely for this group that the series is designed, which begins many years after the events of the film.
And just as it was announced, Christian Slater joins the series alongside Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood, Joanne Whalley as Sorsha, Ellie Bamber as Dove, Ruby Cruz as Kit and Erin Kellyman as Jade. The 53-year-old was present at the D23 Expo and unabashedly expressed his delight at the commitment:
“I love the fantasy, the sci-fi, just being a part of this series is – and I’ll be honest with you – a dream come true. It was a very funny character, we could improvise a bit, try things on the fly, which was a lot of fun.”
Slater’s role and whether he works against or with Willow’s adventure group has not been revealed. Willow will be available exclusively through Disney+ starting November 30, 2022.