Christian Slater solely appeared in a single episode of Willow, however engaged on the collection gave him flashbacks to one in every of his earlier roles.
Willow delivered a variety of cameo appearances all through its first season, one being Christian Slater, who appeared in a single episode as an affiliate of Val Kilmer’s Madmartigan. Disney+ has simply launched a brand new documentary charting the making of the fantasy epic. Before that, Slater spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his time filming the fantasy collection and mentioned his love of Kilmer’s efficiency within the unique film. He additionally defined how his character of Allagash made him reminisce about his function as Will Scarlet in Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. He mentioned:
“From what I recall, Will Scarlet made up a track as Robin Hood [Kevin Costner] was crossing the little river there, and Allagash additionally likes to make up songs on the spot. So after I bought there, I used to be shocked to study that Allagash was a songwriter, however we had been in a position to incorporate that into the story, which was enjoyable for me. They did not count on it at instances, however generally, I might simply ship the strains that had been written, as a track. So that shocked them, and I’m glad they saved a number of that stuff.”
Continuing to element his casting within the collection, he added:
“I was a huge fan of the movie. I fell in love with Val Kilmer and his energy and what he brought to the movie was just fantastic. Warwick [Davis] and I are also friends. We’ve crossed paths a lot in our history. We did a production of Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl about five years ago and we had a total blast together. So when I heard about a Willow series, I thought, ‘Oh, this is interesting. This is unexpected. What a fun thing to update and reintroduce.’ And when Jon [Kasdan] started to talk to me about the character and what he wanted to do, it just felt like a nice fit.”
Will There Be a Second Season of Willow?
It isn’t unfair to say that Willow didn’t fairly make the impression on its debut that Disney was in all probability hoping for, and its preliminary scores from audiences weren’t precisely glowing, although critics had been extra accepting of the revival of the 1988 film.
So far, there was no phrase on whether or not Disney will probably be giving the inexperienced gentle to a different season, however showrunner Jonathan Kasdan has a plan for Willow’s future if issues do transfer forward. Talking concerning the uncertainty across the business’s selections of what counts as a viable collection for renewal, Kasdan mentioned:
“It’s a strange and unpredictable time here in Hollywood. You see it all over the industry – there are shows that were well on their way to moving forward that haven’t, shows that never expected to be in a second season that are – so you never know where you’re going to be and you never know where the world is going to end up in a year or whatever.”
Willow Season 1 is presently streaming on Disney+.