The long-awaited Disney+ series Willow, based on the 1988 fantasy film of the same name, has lost yet another director.
According to Deadline, following the departure of director Jon M. Chu in January, Jonathan Entwistle who quickly took over directorial duties has now also left the series.
Entwistle originally referred to the opportunity as a “dream come true,” but it seems that he was forced to leave due to his conflicting schedule with another project he’s working on for Apple TV+.
Despite his abrupt departure, the site claims that Entwistle’s absence had minimal influence on production. Producer Stephen Woolfenden stepped in to direct the first two episodes of the series but his willingness to direct Entwistle’s episodes isn’t surprising.
Thankfully, Willow is still on track to release some time next year on Disney+. Unfortunately, no story details have been revealed but we can expect Warwick Davis to reprise his titular role as Willow Ufgood among other stars like Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Amer Chadha-Patel, and Tony Revolori.
The series will be executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Wendy Mericle, and Ron Howard.