Warwick Davis Weighs In on Disney+ Willow Series
Recently, veteran Lucasfilm actor and all-around great personality Warwick Davis spoke to RadioTimes about his upcoming Disney+ Willow series.
The actor, who is perhaps most famous for portraying Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, had his own star turn in Willow, alongside Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley in the 1988 fantasy, Willow.
Davis gave some insight on what his hopes for the series are, and how he believes might come to the small screen via Disney+.
Warwick Davis Talks Willow With Radio Times
For RadioTimes.com Patrick Cremona wrote:
Production is slated to start on the project next year, and despite more than 30 years having passed since he last played the character, Davis isn’t too concerned about reprising the role – “it’s just like riding a bike”, he claims. That’s not to say he isn’t expecting any challenges: he acknowledges that there will be extra physical challenges now that he’s older, for example, but mainly he’s just excited to see where the character goes.
“I’m hoping that we establish Willow as a very accomplished sorcerer now,” he says. “I hope he’s been practicing and we get to see him do some real magic, which would be fabulous. And also I’m hoping that we can reunite with Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley as well!”
Delayed sequels to iconic films and TV shows from previous decades have been all the rage in recent years, and Davis puts that down to the comfort that can be found in nostalgia. And he says that the most important thing when it comes to revisiting classics like this is staying true to the spirit of the original, something which he’s confident will be the case on Willow. “I think you’ve got to acknowledge the spirit, and, especially with something like Willow, the humour,” he says. “Because you forget that the movie had a lot of humour in it so it’s important that the series has that humour and doesn’t take itself too seriously.”