Why Val Kilmer Pulled Out of Disney+’s Willow Collection

Madmartigan’s return was nearer than we thought. 

The brand new Disney+ sequence Willow, premiering Nov. 30 on the streamer, is predicated on the 1988 fantasy journey film of the identical title. Within the movie, Val Kilmer performed the position of hunky swordsman Madmartigan who helped the titular Willow (Warwick Davis) on his epic journey.

In line with Willow showrunner Jake Kasdan, issues practically got here collectively for Kilmer to reprise his position within the sequence.

“We actually needed Val to come back be within the present,” Kasdan informed Leisure Weekly Nov. 29. “And Val actually needed to come back out and be within the present. I keep in mind going to see Val proper after this factor began to get some momentum, and I mentioned, ‘Hear, we’re doing this. And the entire world needs Madmartigan again.’ And he was like, ‘Not as a lot as I do.'”

Kilmer, who was identified with throat most cancers in 2015, has continued to work all through his well being battle, together with an emotional reprisal of his position of Iceman in 2022’s High Gun: Maverick.


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