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Entertainment: Willow (Disney +): why Val Kilmer abandoned the series at the last moment

New on Netflix, Amazon, Disney and HBO in November 2022

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Si Warwick Davis, le héros du film Willow, est de retour dans la série du même nom qui sort ce mercredi sur Disney +, ce n’est pas le cas d’une des stars du long métrage culte des années 1980. © Abaca/Dr If Warwick Davis, the hero of the film Willow, is back in the series of the same name that comes out this Wednesday on Disney + , this is not the case with one of the stars of the cult feature of the 1980s.

"When the young Willow (Warwick Davis) finds an abandoned young girl, he learns that she is intended to end the reign of Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsch). To protect the child, Willow must team up with a lonely knight (Val Kilmer) to beat the forces of darkness in the ultimate struggle between good and evil ". This is the story of Willow, film signed Ron Howard whose sequel, in series, has just released on Disney + .

If Warwick Davis is the only survivor in the original cast, it was not planned at the start. Another feature film should indeed take service for the Disney +series: Val Kilmer who embodied Madmartigan. He was planned until the last moment in the scenarios, but his state of health and the pandemic changed the situation. " We really wanted Val to come in the series. And he really wanted to be present. I remember having gone to see him just after this project started to grow, and I said to him:" Listen, we Do that. And the whole world wants Madmartigan to come back ". And he replied:" Not as much as I do ", said Jonathan Kasdan to Entertainment Weekly .

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" he took me in his arms and said to me:" You see? I'm still super strong. "And I was there," great "(...) We started to build the first season with the 'intention to make it appear. It has not become clear that we could not have it only late in the development process. (…) We were preparing to turn in the spring of the year when COVID was the most present. And Val, reluctantly, did not feel able to go out. We had to find a way to preserve the story that we wanted to tell with him (…) We want to leave the door open to any possibility in the future ", he added, explaining that the absence of Val Kilmer was therefore linked to his state of health. The actor has indeed fought for many years against throat cancer. If he is in remission today, he has lost his voice following this disease.

In this Willow series released this Wednesday on Disney +, Warwick Davis slips again into the costume of this legendary sorcerer. The intrigue, which takes place a few years after that of the film, follows his adventures while he is the head of a group of marginal heroes who embarks on a dangerous rescue mission "in a world that goes beyond their imagination ".

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