In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the 1988 film ‘Willow’, Funko has introduced a new collection of Pop! figures representing the iconic characters from the original film. Despite its brief streaming run, fans can now enjoy owning these Willow-inspired Funko Pop! figures.
The series features the leading trio from the film tasked with protecting baby Elora Danan from the malevolent Bavmorda. The collection also includes one of the wicked witch’s minions. The original film, directed by Ron Howard, is a timeless fantasy classic.
Included in the collection is the character Willow Ufgood, portrayed by Warwick Davis, the Nelwyn sorcerer is shown carrying baby Elora. The collection also includes a figure of Sorsha, Bavmorda’s daughter turned good due to her love for Madmartigan. Complete with her hunting armor and sword, Sorsha’s figure also has a chase variant with her warrior’s helmet.
Longing fans can now own the figure of the charming swordsman Madmartigan (Val Kilmer), decked out in his memorable golden armor and his famous sword from the film’s finale. The collection rounds off with the intimidating figure of General Kael, Bavmorda’s right-hand man, appearing fearsome in his armor and skull helmet.
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‘Willow’: Why a Second Season is Warranted
The Legacy of Willow Continues
The sequel series to Willow was launched on Disney+ in November 2022 and concluded in January 2023. Set years after Queen Bavmorda’s downfall, the series followed a new band of heroes battling their inner demons to save their world. Despite not matching the cultural footprint of the original, it was met with mixed reviews. Concurrently, Disney was evaluating its IPs like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, leading to speculations that the series got entangled in the shifting strategies.
However, series creator Jon Kasdan clarified that the decision was taken to let the actors explore other opportunities. In a Twitter statement, he explained, “With all the TV shows and films being produced globally, it seems unfair to restrict an actor’s availability without a concrete plan of when they’ll be needed again.” He further added, “This point is further emphasized by the fact that the scripts we’re developing require just as many actors from our first season, for whom no such contractual hold exists.”
Willow is currently streaming on Disney+, and fans can purchase the new Willow Funko Pop! figures from Funko’s website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Willow Funko Pop! figures
What is the significance of the Willow Funko Pop! figures?
The Willow Funko Pop! figures celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original 1988 film. Fans can now own collectible figures representing the beloved characters from the movie.
Where can I find the Willow Funko Pop! figures?
The Willow Funko Pop! figures are available for purchase on Funko’s website. Fans can visit the website to explore and buy the figures.
What is the sequel series mentioned in the text?
The sequel series is a continuation of the Willow story and premiered on Disney+ in November 2022. It follows a new group of heroes on a quest to save their world. However, it failed to have a similar cultural impact as the original film.
Are there any plans for a second season of the Willow sequel series?
No, there are no plans for a second season of the Willow sequel series. The series creator has stated that the actors are being allowed to pursue other projects, and there are no contractual holds for the next season.