Willow Director Bails

That’s according to a message on the Lucasfilm Instagram:

The message reads:

WILLOW UPDATE: I’m heartbroken to let you all know that I unfortunately have to step away from directing Willow. With the production schedule moving due to continued lockdowns in the UK, and with a new baby coming this summer (surprise!), the timing is just not going to work for me and my family.

As you may know, Willow has been one of my favorite movies since I was a child, so I’m devastated that I won’t be able to work with some of my heroes old and new like Kathy, Ron, Jon, Wendy, Michelle, and the amazing cast and crew they’ve put together. Like a kid seeing Willow for the first time in the ‘80s, I will look forward to watching this magical new world unfold as a very enthusiastic fan. And boy do they have an adventure in store for you! I can’t wait for you all to experience it soon.

Much love, and take care of each other during these fast changing times,
Jon M. Chu

7 thoughts on “Willow Director Bails

  1. Willow doesn’t need any updating. Looks like Jon Chu is gracefully dodging a bullet.
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    Putting family over work? He’ll probably never work in hollywood again.

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  2. Yeah, yeah, it’s always personal reasons or a scheduling conflict. Isn’t that what they said about Trank, we now have his own word he was fired.

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  3. Another victim of the Kathleen Curse. I’d hate to know who she’s going to dredge up to finish this project. (She’ll probably fire them too and replace them halfway through filming.)

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  4. Netflix made an original fantasy movie (or at least i’d never seen something like it) called ‘Bright.’

    I really liked it.. the critics were downright nasty about it.

    i won’t get into detail. but if it is an original idea, it had some interesting world building in it and could have been something expanded on much like the star wars galaxy but without the constraints of canon…

    buuuuut, no.. instead of making something original and actually good, you can apparently make something terrible but with name recognition…

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  5. Being that neither Bob Dolman who wrote the screenplay to Willow nor Chris Claremont who co-wrote with Lucas the sequel books are involved. Its hard to see this show being particularly good. Especially since they loaded it with females characters.

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