EXCLUSIVE: Spider-Man franchise’s Tony Revolori is in negotiations for a lead position reverse Ellie Bamber, Cailee Spaeny and Erin Kellyman in Willow, Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s upcoming TV sequence follow-up to the 1988 fantasy film, with the movie’s star Warwick Davis reprising his title position, I’ve realized. The brand new incarnation of Willow comes from Jonathan Kasdan, who wrote the pilot and serves as co-showrunner alongside Wendy Mericle; the unique movie’s director Ron Howard and author Bob Dolman; in addition to Lucasfilm, which produced the film. Reps for Disney+ and Lucasfilm declined remark.
The sequence, which marks Lucasfilm’s first enterprise into non-Star Wars storytelling since 2015, will happen years after the occasions of the movie. It introduces all-new characters to the enchanted realm of fairy queens and two-headed Eborsisk monsters, and welcomes again its hero Willow Ufgood (Davis).
No extra particulars concerning the sequence’ storyline have been launched. In keeping with circulated casting info for the sequence, it revolves round a gaggle on a mission to save lots of a kidnapped prince. The members of the group embrace Dove (Bamber), an unassuming kitchen maid whose backstory resembles that of Willow from the film. Confirmed that she is “the chosen one,” she is joined on the journey by Package (Spaeny), the princess whose twin brother was kidnapped. Kellyman performs Jade, a servant who’s Package’s finest pal and ethical compass. Additionally a part of the group is a man, known as Boorman, who echoes Val Kilmer’s character within the film. It’s not complete clear if Revolori portrays that character, a thief and liar who joins the hunt in alternate for getting out of jail.
Government producing the sequence are Kasdan, Mericle, Howard and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. Dolman is a consulting producer. Roopesh Parekh and Hannah Friedman are co-executive producers; Julia Cooperman is a producer.
Willow is slated to movie in Wales, the place a lot of the unique movie was shot.
Revolori is thought for enjoying Flash in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Removed from Residence and the upcoming third movie within the present incarnation of the Marvel franchise. He additionally had a memorable co-starring flip in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Resort and can quickly be seen in Anderson’s subsequent movie, The French Dispatch. His TV sequence credit embrace Royalties and Servant. Revolori is repped by WME and Circle of Confusion.