‘Willow’ EP, Warwick Davis Say Val Kilmer Will “Be a Part” of Disney
Val Kilmer will have a presence in the upcoming
series for Disney+, its star Warwick Davis and executive producer Jonathan Kasdan say.
as part of the array of
events this past week in Anaheim, the duo explained how Kilmer will play a role in the TV
sequel to the 1988 film, directed by Ron Howard and produced by George Lucas.
“Val’s a huge part of this, and the first conversation I had, when Warwick and I got the green light to do this, was with Val,” Kasdan said.
“We wanted his character to be a part of the story. We wanted him to be in the show.”
Top Gun: Maverick
star portrayed the deuteragonist of the film, Madmartigan, a disgraced knight who encounters Davis’ Willow Ufgood
eventually helps him protect an infant destined to bring an end to the evil rule of sorceress Bavmorda, dubbed the Demon Queen.
Kasdan noted that the actor was unable to film with the show, but promised he’s involved “in a big way.”