Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M Chu is exiting Disney Plus’ Willow series over scheduling conflicts and the upcoming arrival of a brand new child.
In October final 12 months, Disney Plus introduced the sequel series to Ron Howard’s 1988 traditional film Willow with authentic star Warwick Davis set to return.
The fantasy drama film, produced by George Lucas, was a few reluctant farmer (Davis) who performs a essential position in defending a child from a tyrannical queen who vows to destroy her and take over the world.
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) January 11, 2021
Chu, 41, mentioned he was “devastated” to not be capable of work along with his heroes, outdated and new, like showrunners Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle, consulting producer Bob Dolman, in addition to government producers Michelle Rejwan, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Howard.
“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 my heroes old and new like Kathy, Ron, Jon, Wendy, Michelle, and the amazing cast and crew they’ve put together,” Chu wrote in an announcement.
The filmmaker was set to helm the series pilot and in addition function government producer.