Who is the target audience of Willow? It’s hard to find out!
The new Disney+ series is going to be an adventurous ride for everyone. The Willow is going to be an enchanting sequel to the story of Ron Howard. Yet you don’t have to have watched the 1988 movie.
Elora is the magical red-headed baby who was taken care of by Willow, a farmer. The evil Queen, Bavmorda, petrified about the prophecy of her downfall sends the child away. The movie is about Willow securing and delivering the baby in order to fulfill her destiny of taking down the queen. His journey was eventful with challenges and hindrances.
In Episode 1 of season 1 of Willow, the story continues from the time starting from 200 moons later from the time dimension of the movie. In human years it could be around 21 to 35 years of time. The kingdom of Tir Asleen is reigned by solace after the evil queen’s defeat.
Bavmorda was overturned by the Nelwyn hero and his allies. Sorsha, the daughter of the queen and Prince Mikal Tanthalos; and Madmartigan, a Galladoorn Daikini were his allies.
Hints of darkness and evil still prevailing in Tir Asleen could be found. The kingdom is now ruled by Sorsha. The royalties and army still have in mind the prophecy of the unknown child taking down the empire and a magical wall was set up to restrict all evils and the child, Elora Danan, out of it.
The wedding bell rings in Tir Asleen as it is the marriage of Kit, the daughter of Sorsha; and Graydon, a royalty. The wedding bell faints with the mysterious disappearance of Airk, the twin sibling of Kit.
Here the young star cast comes to the forefront of the movie. It includes the Knight Jade, the best friend of Kit; the daredevil Boorman, a native felon; and the young maiden Dove, the fling of Airk. The illustrious hero Willow returns here and the young group is to travel with him to know about and bring back the twin.
The character of Willow Ufgood is portrayed by Warwick Davis himself, again. We can also see Joanne Whalley as Sorsha, Val Kilmer as Madmartigan, Ruby Cruz as Kit, Tony Revolori as Graydon, Dempsey Bryk as Airk, Erin Kellyman as Jade, Amar Chadha-Patel as Boorman, and Ellie Bamber as Dove.
The color palette of the series is exquisite and radiant. It is curated by the cinematographers James Friend, Joel Devlin, Stijn Van der Veken, and Will Baldy. The sequel is given life by Jon Kasdan through his seven episodes which are expected to grow more in number.
In the Hollywood era of every fantasy and the magical world getting remade and retold, the fandom could have aggressive protests on account of their adored storylines not getting picked up and spoiled. There are also worthy reboots that give the fans more wide meadows for imagination and dreaming.
However, Willow is getting polished again after decades and the original fans may or may not follow the sequel series. Jon Kasdan’s crew is on a journey to find new audience groups as well as to mesmerize them. Jon Kasdan has been a long-time admirer of the Willow franchise and the expectations these leaves are high.
The script and the narrative line are considered warm and cozy. And in a contrast to the uptight tone of the movie, the series would be more relaxing. It would be more rooted in comedy when in comparison to the movie.
The humor adapted by the creators is presumed to have more laughs. The rigid character of Madmartigan is loosened to have a tint of hilariousness. Madmartigan is a character devoted by, both youth and dot.
The plot would be on the human choice to live through the legacy we have in our veins. It could be perceived as the story of each character on their journey with Willow. The choices that they make, and their growth and character development could be analyzed. It’s like getting a golden ticket to an enticing dimension.