Val Kilmer’s Madmartigan will be back in the Willow Disney+ sequel

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Val Kilmer's Madmartigan will be back in the Willow Disney+ sequel

Val Kilmer’s Madmartigan will be back in the upcoming Disney+ show Willow, a TV series sequel to the 1988 fantasy film of the same name.

In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, executive producer Jonathan Kasdan and returning star Warwick Davis confirmed that the 62-year-old actor – who played the heroic warrior in the original film – will star in the upcoming series.

“Val is a big part of that, and the first conversation I had when Warwick and I got the green light was with Val,” Jonathan told Yahoo.

“Madmartigan Lives On”: Val Kilmer’s Madmartigan will be back in the upcoming Disney+ show Willow, a TV series sequel to the 1988 fantasy film of the same name. seen in 2019

He continued, “We wanted his character to be part of the story. We wanted him to be on the show.’

The writer of The Solo: A Star Wars Story explained that Val was unable to join the cast during production due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, but said the star is on the show “in a big way.” .

Kasdan, 42, said: “Because we were shooting during it [the COVID-19 lockdowns], he couldn’t come to Wales and shoot with us. But he’s big on the show.

He's back: In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, executive producer Jonathan Kasdan and returning star Warwick Davis confirmed that the 62-year-old actor - who played the heroic warrior in the original film - will star in the upcoming series

He’s back: In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, executive producer Jonathan Kasdan and returning star Warwick Davis confirmed that the 62-year-old actor – who played the heroic warrior in the original film – will star in the upcoming series

“And we’re pretty excited about it. … Madmartigan lives on.”

The original film was directed by Ron Howard and produced by George Lucas. It starred Warwick as Willow Ufgood, a Nelwyn dwarf and aspiring sorceress tasked with protecting the child Elora Danan (Kate and Ruth Greenfield) so they can fulfill a prophecy and end the reign of evil Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh). can.

Along the way, Willow crosses paths with the disgraced knight Madmartigan, who eventually joins the dwarf’s quest.

“Val’s spirit is very strong on the show,” Warwick told Yahoo Entertainment.

The Story: The original film starred Warwick as Willow Ufgood, a Nelwyn dwarf and aspiring sorceress tasked with protecting infant Elora Danan (Kate and Ruth Greenfield) so they can fulfill a prophecy and end the reign of evil Queen Bavmorda can (Jean Marsch).  Along the way, Willow crosses paths with the disgraced knight Madmartigan, who eventually joins the dwarf's quest

The Story: The original film starred Warwick as Willow Ufgood, a Nelwyn dwarf and aspiring sorceress tasked with protecting infant Elora Danan (Kate and Ruth Greenfield) so they can fulfill a prophecy and end the reign of evil Queen Bavmorda can (Jean Marsch). Along the way, Willow crosses paths with the disgraced knight Madmartigan, who eventually joins the dwarf’s quest

“Val’s spirit is very strong on the show,” Warwick told Yahoo Entertainment. seen in 2019

The 52-year-old Star Wars actor also opened up about his longtime friendship with Val, who he credits with helping him get through filming Willow.

‘[Val and I] We’ve been in touch since we shot the movie and we’re good friends and he’s a great guy,” he told Yahoo. “I still give Val credit for getting through the film.

“He kept me happy when the conditions were really treacherous and difficult. I was cold, wet, tired. He made me laugh, made the whole thing fun.

“Val is a big part of that, and the first conversation I had when Warwick and I got the green light was with Val,” Jonathan told Yahoo. Pictured May 2022

Back in the spotlight: Val's ex-wife Joanne Whalley, who played his beloved Princess Sorsha in the original film, is also reprising her role in the Disney+ TV series

Back in the spotlight: Val’s ex-wife Joanne Whalley, who played his beloved Princess Sorsha in the original film, is also reprising her role in the Disney+ TV series

New cast member Ruby Cruz, who plays Princess Kit, told Yahoo it’s Madmartigan ‘a very big part of the show for my character’.

Val’s ex-wife Joanne Whalley, who played his beloved Princess Sorsha in the original film, is also reprising her role in the Disney+ TV series.

Val and Joanne, who fell in love while filming Willow, were married from 1988 to 1996. They share daughter Mercedes, 30, and son Jack, 26.

On Thursday, the 60-year-old actress attended the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California to participate in a panel discussion about Willow.

Coming Soon: The Willow TV series sequel will premiere November 30, 2002 exclusively on Disney+

Coming Soon: The Willow TV series sequel will premiere November 30, 2002 exclusively on Disney+

The Cast: Ron Howard, Ruby Cruz, Jon Kasdan, Warwick Davis, Joanne Whalley, Ellie Bamber and Erin Kellyman attend the Studio Showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration

The Cast: Ron Howard, Ruby Cruz, Jon Kasdan, Warwick Davis, Joanne Whalley, Ellie Bamber and Erin Kellyman attend the Studio Showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration

According to the Comic Book, Jonathan spoke about Val’s involvement during the panel discussion and shed additional light on how Madmartigan will be brought into the series.

“Val communicated with Joann [Whalley] and me and madmartigan is a character in the story, and what we couldn’t do with him in season 1, we made him a main character in the story,” he said.

The series, set 20 years after the original film, will also star Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Talisa Garcia, Dempsey Bryk and Amar Chadha-Patel.

Love on set: Val and Joanne, who fell in love while filming Willow, were married from 1988 to 1996.

Love on set: Val and Joanne, who fell in love while filming Willow, were married from 1988 to 1996.

Willow premieres November 30, 2002 exclusively on Disney+.

Val was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015 and went public with his health issues in 2017.

The Tombstone star underwent a tracheotomy in 2016 which permanently damaged his vocal cords and made it difficult for him to speak, although he is now cancer-free.

In 2021, his life and career was profiled in Leo Scott and Ting Poo’s documentary Val.

Val also served as a producer on the documentary, which openly showed his battle with throat cancer.

The actor, who co-starred with Tom Cruise in the 1986 classic ‘Top Gun,’ recently reprized his role in the 2022 sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’

Cancer battle: Val was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015 and went public with his health issues in 2017.  The Tombstone star underwent a tracheotomy in 2016, which permanently damaged his vocal cords and made it difficult for him to speak.  seen in 2019

Cancer battle: Val was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015 and went public with his health issues in 2017. The Tombstone star underwent a tracheotomy in 2016, which permanently damaged his vocal cords and made it difficult for him to speak. seen in 2019

Back in action: The actor, who co-starred with Tom Cruise in the 1986 classic Top Gun, recently reprized his role in the 2022 sequel Top Gun: Maverick

Back in action: The actor, who co-starred with Tom Cruise in the 1986 classic Top Gun, recently reprized his role in the 2022 sequel Top Gun: Maverick

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