Warwick Davis Trades In His Wand For A Flamethrower In Humorous New Willow Trailer

Warwick Davis is back as Willow, and Disney/Lucasfilm has just dropped a new trailer for the Disney+ series.

By Vic Medina | Published

Disney has released a new trailer for Willow, the Disney+ series that serves as a sequel to Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy film. The series follows an older Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) on a quest to find Elora Danan, an empress destined to save the world that he saved as a baby in the original film. It seems an evil has been unleased on the world of Andowyne and it is time for Elora to fulfill her destiny, however, not even she realizes her importance, and it is up to Willow to find her and tell her.

The new trailer, titled “A Special Look,” highlights the new group of actors that joins Warwick Davis in the cast. They include actors Ellie Bamber as Dove, Ruby Cruz as Kit, Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) as Jade, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, and Dempsey Bryk, alongside returning actors Joanne Whalley as Sorsha, Kevin Pollack as Rool, and Rick Overton as Franjean. Willow premieres on Disney+ on November 30.

The trailer does show that the look and feel of the original film, that has earned a sort of cult classic status in recent years. has been retained for the series. It also shows that Warwick Davis’ Willow has picked up a few new tricks along the way, including the ability to cast fire.

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Warwick Davis in the original Willow (1988)

Rumors have abounded that Val Kilmer would return to play Madmartigan, and although it was announced at Star Wars Celebration that he and his character would have a presence in the show, their careful wording made it seem like he may not actually appear on screen. Warwick Davis and Joanne Whalley voiced their love for Kilmer and their hopes that he could participate, but would not confirm it. Kilmer did reprise his role of Iceman for this summer’s Top Gun: Maverick, however, his cancer diagnosis will likely prevent him from appearing in Willow.

George Lucas wrote the story and produced the original Willow film, casting Warwick Davis (who played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi) in the lead role and having long-time friend Ron Howard (Apollo 13) direct. The original film, released by MGM, was expected to be a major hit with Lucas behind it, but it underperformed at the box office, earning just over $57 million worldwide.

Warwick Davis revealed the first trailer for the Willow reboot at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, to positive buzz from the crowd. The original Willow is available to watch now on the Disney+ streaming service, who recently upgraded the film transfer to stream in 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 (high dynamic resolution for more vivid colors).

Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Tommy Harper, Wendy Mericle, Roopesh Parekh, Ron Howard, and Samie Kim Falvey are all on board as executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan (Solo), John Bickerstaff, and Hannah Friedman are writing the series, with Stephen Woolfenden, Julia Cooperman, Hameed Shaukat, and Max Taylor producing.

The Willow series was first announced by Disney+ two years ago, just as the streaming service went online. Warwick Davis announced the cast in a video just over a year ago.