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Ron Howard Admits There's Been 'a Little Talk' About a Willow Sequel

Ron Howard's cult classic fantasy film Willow may just get a sequel yet.

In an interview with ComicBook.com, Howard revealed that there have been tentative talks to revisit the world created in the 1988 fantasy film, which was the acclaimed filmmaker's first collaboration with LucasFilm.

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"I don't want to give away too much, but there is a little talk of Willow," Howard said. "We wouldn't call it Willow 2, I think it would focus a lot on Elora Danan, although Willow would have to be significantly involved."

Starring Val Kilmer and Warwick Davis as the titular fantasy character, Willow told the tale of an infant named Elora Danan prophesied to end the reign of the tyrannical Queen Bavmorda. Davis' Willow and Kilmer's Madmartigan team up to prevent the baby from falling into the clutches of the evil queen.

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Howard related how his experiences directing Willow 30 years ago helped inform his latest collaboration with LucasFilm in directing Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"I thought about that movie a lot as I was working on Solo because there are certain scenes, especially around some of the Madmartigan stuff, was reminiscent of a character with that kind of swagger and bravado." Howard said. "Also some of the humor around some of the action in Willow was something I inspired to get into Solo."

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While a follow-up to the beloved Willow is far from confirmed, positive early buzz for Solo may help towards making these talks a reality.

Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film opens May 25.

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