‘Willow’ Disney+ Series Now On Its Third Pilot Director

Queen Bavmorda seems to be getting her revenge on Willow.

Deadline reports executive producer and director Jonathan Entwistle has exited the production. The pilot episode will now be helmed by Stephen Woolfenden, another producer on the series. The change makes the Outlander veteran the third person selected to direct the initial episode of the program, which sees a new generation of heroes on their own quest which will somehow involve Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis).

Original pilot director John M. Chu departed following the arrival of a child and amid concerns of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Entwistle’s exit is said to be the result of a slight delay in production (due to the recasting of Cailee Spaeny‘s character back in March) clashing with his previous commitments to his Apple TV+ series, Hello Tomorrow. All of this occurred back in April, though, so the overall schedule of Willow is not expected to be interrupted.

Jonathan Kasdan and Arrow‘s Wendy Mericle serve as showrunners with original Willow feature film director Ron Howard on board as another executive producer. The program will revolve around an “unassuming kitchen maid,” to be played by Ellie Bamber, who proves she is the “chosen one” as she embarks on a journey with several other young people. The cast includes Ruby Cruz (replacing Spaney), Erin Kellyman, and Tony Revolori.

Production on Willow is expected to begin later this year in Wales.

Queen Bavmorda seems to be getting her revenge on Willow. Deadline reports executive producer and director Jonathan Entwistle has exitedCOMICONRead More

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