The first season of Willow came to an end on Disney+ this week, and fans of the fantasy series have been clamoring for an extension on Twitter. While the finale teased more seasons, Disney+ and Lucasfilm have yet to officially renew the show. However, they treat fans to fresh content. Yesterday, the official Disney+ account took to social media to share new character posters for the series. All your favorites are represented, from Willow (Warwick Davis) to The Scourge (Joonas Suotamo).
“The characters of #Willow. (1/2) All episodes streaming now, only on #DisneyPlus!” the first post reads on Instagram. “The Gales. (2/2) All episodes of #Willow are streaming now, only on #DisneyPlus!” the second post adds. You can view all the posters below:
How does the Willow Final set up season 2?
There were some major cliffhangers in the Willow finale including Willow (Warwick Davis) and the rest of the party having to leave the Immemorial City, as well as Graydon (Tony Revolori) waking up in what appeared to be another, darker dimension. Most importantly, after the credits of the finale, a “Volume I” book is placed on a shelf next to two more volumes, hinting that the series has a three-season plan. Showrunner Jonathan Kasdan recently spoke with ComicbookMovie.com and talked about the possibility of a second season.
“I hope so,” Kasdan shared. “We’re definitely working on it and I beg Kathy [Kennedy] because working with these actors and this crew of filmmakers on this show was the best experience. We still feel like there are a lot of stories and bigger places to visit.”
Is Val Kilmer in the Willow Final?
Originally, Val Kilmer was supposed to return as Madmartigen, but the actor struggled with his health after a battle with throat cancer, and filming during COVID felt too risky, so they ended up writing him off the series. However, in the show’s sixth episode, Kilmer’s son, Jack Kilmer, provided the voice of Madmartigan in a scene. In the finale, “Madmartigen is once again heard speaking words of wisdom to his daughter, Kit (Ruby Cruz). While you don’t actually see the character, it was a nice way to honor Kilmer and his beloved role in the movie.
“Jack has been a good friend of ours Willow all along, you know,” showrunner Jonathan Kasdan previously told me Decide. “Between Joanne and Val, he’s actually the child of the Willow franchise.” He added, “We even recorded with Val and we used his performance as a guide. Then Jack got Val’s performance to listen to and then copy what his dad had done in terms of you know, the performance elements of Val’s thing.
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