After Top Gun: Maverick: Val Kilmer revives next old role after more than 30 years

Anyone who was happy to see Val Kilmer again in the current cinema hit “Top Gun: Maverick” can soon look forward to another, certainly emotional return of the actor.

Action fans had to wait a long time, but finally they can do the rapid flight maneuvers of “Top Gun: Maverick” admire in the cinemas. They obviously do that diligently, as the success of the film proves. In addition to the hand-made action and the enormous effort, one topic in particular made the headlines about the sequel to the 80s cult film: the return of Val Kilmer as Lieutenant Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.

Such a reunion after 36 years would be enough reason for sentimentality, but Kilmer is known to have a special emotional level. The Hollywood star only recovered from throat cancer a few years ago, although he still has trouble speaking and eating. So it’s no surprise that his brief appearance as Iceman in Top Gun: Maverick got his fans excited – and now there’s even more reason to celebrate.

A True Classic Starring Val Kilmer: Stream Willow on Disney+

Because Val Kilmer will be reviving another of his classic roles in a big way. We’re talking about “Willow”, the Disney+ series that will continue the 1988 fantasy film of the same name this year. Kilmer’s character was missing from the first trailer Madmartiganwho accompanied Willow (Warwick Davis) on his adventures in the original, but he’s definitely there, as producer Jonathan Kasdan speaks to Yahoo! entertainment confirmed:

“Val is an important part of that and the first conversation I had after Warwick and I got the green light to do this was with Val. We wanted that character to be a part of this story. We wanted him to be on this series. Because we during [der Corona-Lockdowns] were shooting, he couldn’t come to Wales and shoot with us. But he’s in the series in a big way. And we’re very happy about that… Madmartigan lives on.”

That’s why “Willow” simply can’t do without Val Kilmer

So it sounds like we’ve got several scenes to look forward to with Val Kilmer on Willow. A logistical question is of course whether and how he will also speak in it. Last year was reconstructed his voice using old recordings of him. Possibly those responsible also use this procedure to also integrate Madmartigan into the series in an audible way.

The fact that Kilmer’s old role will be significant for the “Willow” series is not surprising given the plot: this time Willow has to help Princess Kit (Ruby Cruz) on a dangerous mission. And since Kit is the daughter of Sorsha (Joanne Whalley, who also returns) and of course Madmartigan, Val Kilmer’s return seems only logical.

Incidentally, Val Kilmer has worked on other projects in recent years, but films like Paydirt and The Birthday Cake tended to fly under the radar. It is all the nicer that the Hollywood star is now with “Top Gun: Maverick” and from that November 30, 2022 gets more attention again with “Willow”.

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