‘Solo’ Director Ron Howard Eyed To Return For ‘Willow’ Disney+ Series

Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard and writer Jonathan Kasdan are in talks to work together again in a sequel series based on his 1988 film Willow for Disney+.

Ron Howard‘s Willow is a fantasy adventure film focused on a reluctant dwarf, Willow Ufgood, who is tasked to protect a baby destined to bring about the downfall of an evil sorceress. The 1988 film by Ron Howard is a an epic adventure that took audiences to otherworldly locations filled with amazing creatures and wizards. George Lucas wrote the original story for Willow in which Warwick Davis starred as the famous dwarf Willow Ufgood.

Now, Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Jonathan Kasdan will be coming in as the writer for a Willow sequel series being developed for Disney+ with Ron Howard possibly returning as director along with Warwick Davis as well. Ron Howard confirmed on a recent episode of MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that “serious discussions” are happening with Lucasfilm and Disney. Ron Howard also shared his excitement about Warwick Davis potentially returning in the role:

“Warwick is so cool and so good and he’s such a good actor that I really hope we get the chance to see the mature Willow in action.”

Willow is one of many projects to be coming to Disney’s exclusive streaming service. There have been announcements for various Marvel and Star Wars projects coming to Disney+. With the addition of Ron Howard’s Willow, it is possible to see many more incredible projects joining the upcoming exclusive streaming service. Disney is expected to bring great amounts of streaming content and with Ron Howard coming in as director, there is no doubt the Willow sequel series will be one of the site’s most anticipated projects.

What do you think of Ron Howard returning to direct the Willow sequel series? Are you excited to see Warwick Davis return for the series? Share your thoughts below!

Here’s the official synopsis for Ron Howard’s feature Willow:

When a good-hearted farmer named Willow Ufgood discovers a baby girl prophesized to end the rule of the evil queen Bavmorda, he sets out on an adventure to return the child to her people. Encountering all manner of creatures and characters, Willow finds both companionship and villainy along with a newfound skill as a sorcerer.

Willow is currently available on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu Ray. There is no official release date for the sequel series as of yet.

Source: MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused”

‘Aladdin’ Images Show Vibrant New Look At Naomi Scott As Jasmine

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Aladdin Disney Naomi Scott Mena Massoud JasmineThe latest Aladdin images showoff Jasmine's (Naomi Scott) incredible wardrobe.

Entertainment Weekly has revealed some brand new photos from Disney's upcoming live-action remake of their animated classic, Aladdin. This collection of photos focuses on Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and her vibrant wardrobe collection.

Naomi Scott spoke to EW about Jasmine's colorful wardrobe choices in Aladdin and how it plays a part in her character, the world and the journey she goes through:

"The main conversation is structure versus freedom that I think is obviously is the metaphor for her journey as a character. If she’s wearing something that’s structured and beautiful, it can’t just be the sake of it looking great, it needs to be connected to the story."

EW reports that there are around 10 new outfits that Naomi Scott will don as Jasmine in the film, giving her the opportunity to showcase her beauty as the beloved princess as Aladdin (Mena Massoud) attempts to woo her.

Aladdin costume designer Michael Wilkinson discussed the approach taken to bringing the new costumes to life in live-action form:

"When you’re designing the costumes for a live action film that’s based on animation, there’s an opportunity to take these characters and give them literally more depth and details, really think about them as fully-fleshed people with complex psychologies and interesting personalities, so it was wonderful to explore who Jasmine really was and be able to express that through her many costumes in the film."

You can check out the gallery of new Aladdin photos featuring Naomi Scott as Jasmine down below by clicking "Next".

“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.

Aladdin will be released in theatres on May 24, 2019.

Source: EW

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