The magic and fantasy of Willow is one that lives in the minds of lots of ‘80s and ‘90s kids. Who doesn’t love an epic adventure with a sorcerer going on the quest of a lifetime? A good ole tale of good versus a looming evil? Light, darkness, and magic abounding in one sweeping story? Now the wonder of Willow is returning for us kids at heart and a new generation to enjoy. The sequel to this journey, also titled Willow, will take a longer path via a Disney+ series coming on November 30. And now, we get our first taste of what this return to the magic will look like. Lucasfilm has officially released the first clip from the Willow series.
It’s a delight to see Warwick Davis again. And the fantasy of the Willow series is the perfect new chapter for the franchise. We’re already hooked. But that’s not all we get. A special look video also shows off more of this beautiful world.
For those who are wondering what to expect, here’s a quick synopsis of this Willow series to go with our latest looks:
The story began when an aspiring sorcerer, played by Warwick Davis, is whisked away on a journey to protect an infant empress Elora Danan and vanquish the evil Queen Bavmorda from their world of Andowyne. Now, the story continues with Davis reprising his titular role, as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes on a quest to protect Andowyne from an even larger foe than they had imagined possible.
We love it. This certainly isn’t the first glance we have seen of Warwick Davis returning as the Nelwyn sorcerer. The official Willow trailer gave us so much life. But any glimpse we get reminds us of what we have to anticipate. Action, love, an abduction, and looming threats bring Willow back into action in this series. A trek into the unknown and a dash of humor will make things in our fraught world alright. Right?
Fantasy has certainly had a great ride in 2022. The Rings of Power brought immense delight to everyone in the universe… or at least everyone at Nerdist. (And left us with a lot of questions to ponder.) Now, let’s get ready for Willow to bless our holiday season with yet another series that will make us cheer, cry, and want to chase our destinies.
Originally published on October 31, 2022.