Willow: Behind the Magic is the perfect making-of documentary for the series

Willow: Behind the Magic is the perfect making-of documentary for the series

It's become customary for Disney+ to release a making-of documentary after a series airs, and I'm thrilled about it. I'm always fascinated to see a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what went into the making of the show, and it's led to some truly great explorations into it. Willow: Behind the Magic was released this week as [...]

Warwick Davis drew inspiration from Mark Hamill’s performance in The Last Jedi for his return as Willow, and it shows

Warwick Davis drew inspiration from Mark Hamill’s performance in The Last Jedi for his return as Willow, and it shows

The first season of the Willow series on Disney+ has some not-so-subtle parallels to the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and it's better for it. The season begins with a new generation of characters getting started on a quest that begins with them searching for the legendary sorcerer, Willow Ufgood. Sounds a bit like The Force [...]

Ron Howard would like to direct an episode of Willow if it gets a second season

Ron Howard would like to direct an episode of Willow if it gets a second season

There has been no word on whether or not Willow is being renewed for a second season, even though the season finale heavily teased a continuing story. But if it does get another season, count Ron Howard among those who would like to direct an episode. "I was a little disappointed not to have time [...]

Julian Glover is now the first person to be officially credited in each of Lucasfilm’s three franchises: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Willow

Julian Glover is now the first person to be officially credited in each of Lucasfilm’s three franchises: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Willow

While Lucasfilm is mostly known for Star Wars, it actually has three franchises of note: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Willow. The common link is that they all stemmed from the creative genius of George Lucas, and all three franchises are continuing their storytelling under the leadership of Kathy Kennedy. But there is now another [...]

Willow episode 6 review: “Prisoners of Skellin”

Willow episode 6 review: “Prisoners of Skellin”

It's Willow day! Another episode of the Disney+ series from Lucasfilm was released today, taking us deep into the mountainous mines of Skellin, home of the trolls, where our characters learn some intriguing truths with ever-deepening mystery. It's the sixth episode of the series, meaning there's just two more to go until the season finale. [...]

Willow episode 4 review: “The Whispers of Nockmaar”

Willow episode 4 review: “The Whispers of Nockmaar”

We're halfway through the first season of Willow, as the fourth episode was released today, entitled "The Whispers of Nockmaar." The title is appropriate, and as viewers familiar with the 1988 film will no doubt catch, it takes place around Nockmaar: the fortress of Bavmorda, the evil queen who was defeated by Willow all those [...]

Willow episode 3 review: “The Battle of the Slaughtered Lamb”

Willow episode 3 review: “The Battle of the Slaughtered Lamb”

The third episode of the Disney+ series Willow was released today, titled "The Battle of the Slaughtered Lamb." It picks up with the hunt for Elora Danan, who has been kidnapped by the hero-turned-villain Ballantine, and in the process we get several moments that feel like very important developments for this series as a whole. [...]