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Willow News-EU, Sequels, everything

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by jedi_jra, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Nibelung

    Nibelung Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Something I don't see discussed before: Willow Ufgood's surname comes from a mention in The Letters of JRR Tolkien that in 1944 Tolkien briefly considered changing Sam Gamgee's last name to Sam Goodchild. Luckily, Christopher Tolkien talked him out of it. This sort of detail proves what an uber-nerd George is.
     
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  2. potoooooooo

    potoooooooo Jedi Youngling

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    I read the novelization and the Sourcebook when they first came out and in them another humanoid race was mentioned. IIRC they were called Poohas or Poquas (something like that) they are described in the Sourcebook as subhuman savages on armored warhorses and in the novelization there is a scene where are group of them are playing kickball with human skulls. I think it was said that they were hairless and covered in blue warpaint. All there was in the movie was a bald guy with a few blue tattoos at that shady inn Willow visits.

    Does anyone remember what these things were called? Were they supposed to be the movie's version of orcs? Why didn't they show up in the final film?
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    LAJ edit - merging with the Willow thread
     
  4. AniSkylover

    AniSkylover Jedi Grand Master star 3

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  5. Nibelung

    Nibelung Jedi Padawan star 2

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    They were Pohas in the novelization, but in a leaked draft of the script they were called Picts. Probably changed because someone felt they were too directly based on Robert E Howard's Picts from his Bran Mak Morn stories, rather than the historical tribes.
     
  6. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    I SO want this to happen!
     
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  7. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    A Willow sequel would be great.
     
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  8. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Willow is on Disney+! Had no idea it was there haven't seen it in .... decades probably so yah definitely checking it out.
     
  9. LawgSkrak

    LawgSkrak Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah to heck with remaking the original. Just make a new one set years later. So tired of remakes.
     
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  10. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Chosen One star 9

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    Still need to see Willow
     
  12. ComfortablyNunb

    ComfortablyNunb Jedi Knight star 2

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  13. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If it doesn't star Warwick Davis, I hope that at least the main protagonist is a Nelwin. I'd rather that than a spinoff about grownup Elora Dannon.
     
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  14. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Elora Danan: The High Cost of Living

    (in which we learn how to prevent accidental spellcasting by making sure your magic wand is always properly sheathed...)
     
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  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    If you have a Disney+ sub it's literally sitting right there! I added to my list on the first day but haven't watched it yet too but I'm aiming for it to be one of my first 2020 movie watches just cuz.
     
  16. GunganSlayer

    GunganSlayer Jedi Master star 3

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    Well, folks! Looks like this thing is a go! The young Kasdan tweeted yesterday an image of a hat pinned to a blank bulletin board. The hat itself had an image. An image of our good friend Willow! His caption simply states "The office is open"


    As long as this is not a reboot/remake, and instead a continuation of the film, then this is really great news!
     
  17. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Yep, I just read about that now. Really looks as though this thing is actually happening!
     
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  18. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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  19. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    watched Willow for the first time in about, oh, probably 30 years on Disney+ yesterday. I remembered some bits, mostly the stuff that freaked me out as a kid. Some things show it's age but some parts are pretty solid. I can't tell if there's too much of the littler French guys or not enough. the LOTR influence is mostly at the start and end but it is a bit more Star Wars than LOTR overall. Funnily enough, the movie gets pretty dark and violent but it's still a PG rating on Disney+ and it only says "for some tobacco use" when there's like a lot of attempted murder and some blood in it. Let's face it, this would probably get a PG-13 nowadays. (of course, almost all action movies get PG-13 anyway)

    Warwick Davis I also have watched in Life's Too Short and his various parts over the years but hadn't seen him in a lead in so long. Life's Too Short showed how funny he could be and that isn't in Willow so much but there's a few hints of it here. "He's that lousy farmer too, get him, aghhhh!!" Also does anyone have a counter for how many times Willow says "Madmaritigan!" cuz it's a hell of a lot. Kilmer is great, though, and it's debatable if he's the main character or Willow is in the middle there.

    I think a D+ series could work, though. There is a lot of worldbuilding at the fringes that could be expanded. Could be DisneyPlus PG-13 Game of Thrones (because as much IP as Disney has, what do they have that falls into that LOTR/GoT high fantasy stuff, best bet is Willow) But put Davis in the lead for sure and give him a few laughs cuz he's great.
     
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  20. jedi_jra

    jedi_jra Jedi Master star 1

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    Ron Howard confirms development in interview with Kevin Smith!
     
  21. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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  22. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    For me, Willow without Madmartigan holds very little interest. That's probably at the top of my list of reasons I didn't like that sequel novel, I think it was called Shadow Moon... ?
     
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  23. jedi_jra

    jedi_jra Jedi Master star 1

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    Would give anything for an update on this. Ron? Kasden? Anything...?
     
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