Warwick Davis wields flamethrower in new trailer for Disney+ Willow sequel

Last Saturday, Disney+ unveiled the first full trailer for its Willow sequel, in which Warwick Davis wields a flamethrower as the titular character Willow Ufgood.

The 52-year-old Englishman was only 17 when he landed the breakout role of the Nelwyn dwarf sorcerer apprentice, and his character has clearly grown tougher in the continuation set 20 years later.

The two-minute preview begins with a band of folks from Nockmaar Castle traveling to the village of Nelwyn to find Willow.

New toy! Last Saturday, Disney+ unveiled the first full trailer for its Willow sequel, in which Warwick Davis wields a flamethrower as the titular character Willow Ufgood

As soon as Willow lays eyes on Princess Kit (Ruby Cruz), who needs to rescue her abducted twin brother, he says: ‘You remind me of your mother.’

Turns out Kit’s mother is Queen Sorsha (Joanne Whalley), who later tells Willow: ‘My dear friend, I thought I could prevent all this. I was wrong.’

Willow and his company then reunite with the tiny brownies Franjean (Rick Overton) and Rool (Kevin Pollak), who served as comic relief in the first film.

‘Just like old times. Attack! Running! Horses! Mayhem!’ Rool exclaims.

Magical: The 52-year-old Englishman was only 17 when he landed the breakout role of the Nelwyn dwarf sorcerer apprentice, and his character has clearly grown tougher in the continuation set 20 years later

Magical: The 52-year-old Englishman was only 17 when he landed the breakout role of the Nelwyn dwarf sorcerer apprentice, and his character has clearly grown tougher in the continuation set 20 years later

'I was told that once long ago you defeated the forces of evil': The two-minute preview begins with a band of folks from Nockmaar Castle traveling to the village of Nelwyn to find Willow

‘I was told that once long ago you defeated the forces of evil’: The two-minute preview begins with a band of folks from Nockmaar Castle traveling to the village of Nelwyn to find Willow

As soon as Willow lays eyes on Princess Kit (Ruby Cruz), who needs to rescue her abducted twin brother, he says: 'You remind me of your mother'

As soon as Willow lays eyes on Princess Kit (Ruby Cruz), who needs to rescue her abducted twin brother, he says: ‘You remind me of your mother’

Turns out Kit's mother is Queen Sorsha (Joanne Whalley), who later tells Willow: 'My dear friend, I thought I could prevent all this.  I was wrong'

Turns out Kit’s mother is Queen Sorsha (Joanne Whalley), who later tells Willow: ‘My dear friend, I thought I could prevent all this. I was wrong’

At some point, Willow is caged by a band of menacing trolls.

‘Trolls,’ Willow sneers. ‘I’m so miffed’

‘We must go beyond the edge of our world into the unknown,’ Willow tells his group.

‘Our true enemy is still out there, surrounding the forces of evil, and the only thing standing in its path is us.’

'I need your help': Willow and his company then reunite with the tiny brownies Franjean (Rick Overton) and Rool (Kevin Pollak), who served as comic relief in the first film

‘I need your help’: Willow and his company then reunite with the tiny brownies Franjean (Rick Overton) and Rool (Kevin Pollak), who served as comic relief in the first film

Rool exclaims: 'Just like old times.  Attack!  Running!  Horses!  Mayhem!'

Rool exclaims: ‘Just like old times. Attack! Running! Horses! Mayhem!’

Danger: At some point, Willow is caged by a band of menacing trolls

Danger: At some point, Willow is caged by a band of menacing trolls

'Trolls,' Willow sneers.  'I'm so miffed'

‘Trolls,’ Willow sneers. ‘I’m so miffed’

There were three villainous characters seen in the trailer, one of whom asks Willow: ‘How are you doing this?’

At that point, Sorsha and the sorceress Fin Raziel (the late Patricia Hayes) appear as ghosts and Willow replies: ‘Same as last time… with friends.’

Showrunners Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle’s eight-episode fantasy adventure premieres November 30 on Disney+.

The ensemble cast also includes Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Talisa Garcia, Ralph Ineson, and Annabelle Davis.

Willow tells his group: 'We must go beyond the edge of our world into the unknown.  Our true enemy is still out there, rounding the forces of evil, and the only thing standing in its path is us'

Willow tells his group: ‘We must go beyond the edge of our world into the unknown. Our true enemy is still out there, rounding the forces of evil, and the only thing standing in its path is us’

There were three villainous characters seen in the trailer, one of whom asks Willow: 'How are you doing this?'

There were three villainous characters seen in the trailer, one of whom asks Willow: ‘How are you doing this?’

At that point, Sorsha and the sorceress Fin Raziel (the late Patricia Hayes) appear as ghosts and Willow replies: 'Same as last time... with friends'

At that point, Sorsha and the sorceress Fin Raziel (the late Patricia Hayes) appear as ghosts and Willow replies: ‘Same as last time… with friends’

'The magic returns': Showrunners Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle's eight-episode fantasy adventure premieres November 30 on Disney+

‘The magic returns’: Showrunners Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle’s eight-episode fantasy adventure premieres November 30 on Disney+

On Sunday, nineties heartthrob Christian Slater appeared with Warwick at the D23 Expo in Anaheim to announce he was playing a mystery, Indiana Jones-type character in Willow.

‘Well, there’s elements of [Indiana Jones],’ the 53-year-old Golden Globe winner teased to Extra TV.

I just did the ADR for it and I was very excited watching it because the temp music they used was from Raiders [of the Lost Ark]. So it was really fun for me to, like, see my character running along to that music. I enjoyed that.’

As for Val Kilmer – who played the mercenary swordsman Madmartigan – he might not appear in the first season of Willow, but he’s still ‘a huge part of this.’

Surprise!  On Sunday, nineties heartthrob Christian Slater appeared with Warwick at the D23 Expo in Anaheim to announce he was playing a mystery, Indiana Jones-type character in Willow

Surprise! On Sunday, nineties heartthrob Christian Slater appeared with Warwick at the D23 Expo in Anaheim to announce he was playing a mystery, Indiana Jones-type character in Willow

The 53-year-old Golden Globe winner teased to Extra TV: 'Well, there's elements of [Indiana Jones].  I just did the ADR for it and I was very excited watching it because the temp music they used was from Raiders [of the Lost Ark].  So it was really fun for me to, like, see my character running along to that music.  I enjoyed that'

The 53-year-old Golden Globe winner teased to Extra TV: ‘Well, there’s elements of [Indiana Jones]. I just did the ADR for it and I was very excited watching it because the temp music they used was from Raiders [of the Lost Ark]. So it was really fun for me to, like, see my character running along to that music. I enjoyed that’

‘The first conversation I had, when Warwick and I got the greenlight to do this, was with Val,’ co-showrunner Jonathan Kasdan told Yahoo Entertainment in May.

‘Because we were shooting during [the COVID-19 lockdowns], he wasn’t able to come to Wales and shoot with us. But he is in the show in a big way. And we’re pretty excited about it…Madmartigan lives on!’

The 62-year-old Grammy nominee’s vocal cords were damaged during the two tracheotomies he underwent for his battle with throat cancer.

Ron Howard’s 1988 original film – which was heavily inspired by The Lord of the Rings – amassed $137.6M at the global box office despite dismal reviews.

'Madmartigan lives on!'  As for Val Kilmer - who played the mercenary swordsman Madmartigan - he might not appear in the first season of Willow, but he's still 'a huge part of this'

‘Madmartigan lives on!’ As for Val Kilmer – who played the mercenary swordsman Madmartigan – he might not appear in the first season of Willow, but he’s still ‘a huge part of this’

Throwback!  Ron Howard's 1988 original film - which was heavily inspired by The Lord of the Rings - amassed $137.6M at the global box office despite dismal reviews

Throwback! Ron Howard’s 1988 original film – which was heavily inspired by The Lord of the Rings – amassed $137.6M at the global box office despite dismal reviews

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