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WILLOW Series Director, Jon M. Chu, Steps Down

Direct Jon M. Chu confirms that he has had to step aside from the upcoming Disney+ series based on the cult classic film WILLOW.

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Some worrying news has come out for the upcoming Disney+ series Willow, series Director Jon M Chu has stepped away from the project citing scheduling conflicts and the impending arrival of a new baby.

Chu had this to say in a statement posted to his Twitter:

“I’m heartbroken to let you all know that I unfortunately have to step away from directing Willow” he continues to say “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 out for me and my family”

Chu is said to be devastated that he won’t be working on one of his favourite childhood films. He previously shared excitement at working with the legends that are set to star in the series, such as Warwick Davis who is reprising the role of Willow Ufgood.

Willow is another in the latest of new content coming to the Disney+ streaming platform this year, to be set many years after the original film introducing new characters into the legendary fantasy world.

No replacement has yet been announced.


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