Lucasfilm’s ‘Willow’ Series Loses Director
Lucasfilm’s new Willow series based on the film staring Warwick Davis, has hit its first MAJOR stumbling block. According to a recent report on EW.com, director Jon M. Chu has removed himself from the project.
Chu took to Twitter to sight production delays due to COVID-19 and resulting scheduling conflicts as his reason for stepping down. You can check out the official tweet below:
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) January 11, 2021
As you can see, Chu announced yesterday that he is stepping away from the Disney+ Willow reboot series for personal and lockdown-related reasons. He said, “With the production schedule moving due to continued lockdowns in the UK, and with a new baby coming this summer (surprise!), the timing is just not going to work for me and my family.” Chu continues, “As you may know, Willow has been one of my favorite movies since I was a child, so I’m devastated that I won’t be able to work with my heroes old and new like Kathy, Ron, Jon, Wendy, Michelle, and the amazing cast and crew they’ve put together.”
It should be noted that Chu was slated to direct Willow’s pilot episode but according to showrunners Wendy Mericle (Arrow) and Jonathan Kasdan (who also served as co-writer for Solo: A Star Wars Story) remain attached to the project along with Ron Howard (who directed the original film) as executive producer.
As of now, the series is STILL slated to begin production in Wales, the same location where most of the 1988 film was shot. This is a story that we here at MickeyBlog will continue to follow closely. We promise to keep you posted as soon as we hear of a new director attached to the project.
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