The first season of Willow comes to an end next week, and the new series has brought back some iconic characters from the original 1988 film and introduced some exciting newcomers. One such actor is Amar Chadha-Patel who plays Boorman, a character who has a similar energy to Madmartigen, the lovable trickster and warrior played by Val Kilmer in the original film. After watching Chadha-Patel, the people at ComicBook. com couldn’t help but join another big franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we asked him if he had dream superhero roles.
“Man, I feel like they’re all stuffed?” Chadha-Patel said about comic book parts. We said there are still plenty of X-Men roles to fill in the future, and the actor added, “I’d love to play Gambit. He’s the coolest character of all time. I’m sure there are a few people there who wouldn’t like it because he’s not a brown man, but he doesn’t know. Yeah. He’s got a cane and he makes things electric, or he makes things explode. Gambit is incredible.”
While we’d love to see Chadha-Patel take on the role of Gambit, there’s another actor who’s been chasing the part for quite some time. Although it was officially removed from the release schedule in 2019, it has been long planned Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum is something that is still often talked about among Marvel fans. There are even rumors that he could play the role Deadpool3.
Which classic movie character inspired Amar Chadha-Patel’s Willow Performance?
“We knew when we went in, he was going to be this archetype of the guy with the sword and cracking jokes and he was funny and loud,” Chadha-Patel shared ComicBook. com at the Willow premiere. “But the whole point of him was to deconstruct that archetype and make him a little bit more vulnerable.” He added: “And Jon [Kasdan] and I spent a lot of time trying to make him physical and that Toshiro Mifune is a Japanese actor Seven Samurai. He really has a big influence because he’s like a caged tiger. So there was a lot of physical work to make him funny but also stoic. It was a very interesting process.”
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