‘Willow’ EP, Warwick Davis Say Val Kilmer Will “Be a Part” of Disney

Val Kilmer will have a presence in the upcoming Willow series for Disney+, its star Warwick Davis and executive producer Jonathan Kasdan say.

Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment as part of the array of Star Wars

Celebration 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.”

The 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.”