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'Willow 2' May Happen Says Director Ron Howard

'Willow 2' May Happen Says Director Ron Howard
Back in 1988, Ron Howard was still much more well-known as an actor than he was a director, from iconic roles in Green Acres, The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days and American Graffiti. The actor/filmmaker had directed hit comedies such as Night Shift, Splash, Cocoon and Gung Ho before he delved into the world of fantasy filmmaking with the iconic Willow. During a Ama session to promote his new film In the Heart of the Sea, in theaters this weekend, the filmmaker was asked if he would ever consider making a sequel to Willow. Here's what the director had to say.

"Right now, the Lucasfilm team led by Kathleen Kennedy, who is an old dear friend, is entirely myopically focused on the Star Wars universe as you can imagine. So I think the immediate possibility of another Willow movie is probably not on the front burner. But Warwick Davis is such a cool guy,
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Cosplay: Maitland Ward As Red Sonja & Grip Goddess As Mystique

Red Sonja & Mystique Cosplayers: Maitland Ward & Grip Goddess In the times of sword and sorcery, amazonian Red Sonja avenges her sister's death and deposes an evil queen. With box-office superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Eraser," "True Lies") and Golden Globe-winner Sandahl Bergman ("Conan the Barbarian"). Actors: Brigitte Nielsen, Ernie Reyes Jr., Pat Roach, Paul L. Smith, Sandahl Bergman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger Director: Richard Fleischer * Screenwriters: Clive Exton & George MacDonald Fraser
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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

Has it really been 25 years since we first met Indiana Jones's father?

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the third film in the globe-trotting series, opened on May 24, 1989, returning our favorite dashing archaeologist to fighting Nazis and searching for Biblical treasures. It was the second-highest grossing film of 1989 with $197 million in the U.S. alone, surpassing 1984's "Temple," which earned just under $180 million.

While we are all as much scholars of these films as Dr. Jones is of collectible relics, we've unearthed some details you might not have known about the making of the film, including its many James Bond connections and why Steven Spielberg was so reluctant to make a movie about the Holy Grail.

1. Although George Lucas and Spielberg had always intended to make the series a trilogy, Spielberg also wanted "to apologize for the second one" by returning to the spirit of the original, hence the welcome
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Willow Blu-ray Review

It's been 25 years since the diminutive title hero of Ron Howard's Willow first saved the world from an evil queen; now you can relive the swords-and-sorcery epic on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.  Warwick Davis (Harry Potter series) stars as an unlikely hero who must rescue an infant destined to overthrow a wicked queen before she can sacrifice the child.  Assisting him in his quest are the roguish swordsman Madmartigan (Val Kilmer), the impaired sorceress Fin Raziel (Patricia Hayes) and two comical creatures known as Brownies (Rick Overton, Kevin Pollak) who are even smaller than Willow himself.  Standing in their way are Princess Sorsha (Joanne Whalley) and the vicious General Kael (Pat Roach) who will do anything to deliver the infant to the evil Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh). While the remastered edition of Willow on Blu-ray is well worth the purchase, there are sufficient extras to please fans of all ages.
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Exclusive: Willow Blu-ray Clip with Madmartigan and the Two-Headed Beast

Exclusive: Willow Blu-ray Clip with Madmartigan and the Two-Headed Beast
Fox Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from the new Blu-ray release of Willow, debuting on March 12th. George Lucas wrote the screenplay for director Ron Howard's magical adventure, which follows Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) on his quest to protect an abandoned baby and defeat the powerful evil forces around him, with the help of a swordsman named Madmartigan (Val Kilmer). Take a look at this scene where Madmartigan flees from a foul, two-headed fire-breathing beast. You can also clickHere for details on a Twitter chat being held by Ron Howard and Warwick Davis on March 12th.

Willow - Exclusive "Get Him!"

When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis; Harry Potter franchise) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh; Upstairs, Downstairs). In order to protect the child, Willow must team up with a
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Ron Howard and Warwick Davis to Host Willow Blu-ray Twitter Chat

Ron Howard and Warwick Davis to Host Willow Blu-ray Twitter Chat
Back in December, we reported that the 1986 classic Willow will make its Blu-ray debut on March 12. Today, Fox Home Entertainment announced that director Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) and star Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) will be hosting a Twitter chat on March 12, between 2 Pm Pst and 2:30 Pm Pst. Fans can ask their own questions to the filmmaker and actor via their Twitter handles and the hashtag #WillowChat. Take a look at the Willow Blu-ray cover art, then read the official details from the studio.

Join director Ron Howard and star Warwick Davis for an exclusive Artist to Artist Twitter chat in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Willow! Fans can even join in the conversation by tweeting questions using the hashtag #WillowChat.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the unforgettable classic, Willow, has been fully digitally restored and debuts on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack March 12, 2013 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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Willow Blu-ray Trailer

Willow Blu-ray Trailer
Yesterday, we reported that the 1986 classic Willow will be debuting on Blu-ray March 12, 2013. Today, Fox Home Entertainment has debuted a Blu-ray trailer for this upcoming release, starring Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh, and Val Kilmer. Take a look at this new video for director Ron Howard's adventure, written by George Lucas, then check out the official details for this Blu-ray release.

Willow - Trailer

When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis; Harry Potter franchise) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh; Upstairs, Downstairs). In order to protect the child, Willow must team up with a rogue swordsman (Val Kilmer; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) and overcome the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil!

The Willow Blu-ray and DVD include a dazzling array of extras with never-before-seen exclusive content such as deleted scenes with remarks from Ron Howard,
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Willow Blu-ray to Debut March of 2013

Willow Blu-ray to Debut March of 2013
Journey to the far corners of your imagination with Willow, for the first time ever on stunning Blu-ray! Written and produced by George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard, the film tells a timeless fantasy tale in which heroes come in all sizes...and adventure is the greatest magic of all. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the unforgettable classic has been fully digitally restored and debuts on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack March 12, 2013 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis; Harry Potter franchise) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh; Upstairs, Downstairs). In order to protect the child, Willow must team up with a rogue swordsman (Val Kilmer; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) and overcome the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil!

The
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New Blu-ray and DVD Releases: August 2nd

Rank the week of August 2nd’s Blu-ray and DVD new releases against the best films of all-time: New Releases Rio

(DVD & Blu-ray | PG | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #3463

Times Ranked: 1625

Win Percentage: 52%

Top-20 Rankings: 16

Directed By: Carlos Saldanha

Starring: Jesse EisenbergAnne HathawayLeslie MannJemaine ClementJamie Foxx

Genres: Adventure • Adventure Comedy • Animal Picture • Animation • Comedy • Family

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Soul Surfer

(DVD & Blu-ray | PG | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #6816

Times Ranked: 243

Win Percentage: 55%

Top-20 Rankings: 5

Directed By: Sean McNamara

Starring: Helen HuntCraig T. NelsonDennis QuaidAnnaSophia RobbKevin Sorbo

Genres: Drama • Family Drama • Sports Drama

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The Final Destination

(DVD & Blu-ray | R | 2009)

Flickchart Ranking: #5287

Times Ranked: 5225

Win Percentage: 31%

Top-20 Rankings: 2

Directed By: David R. Ellis

Starring:

Genres: Horror

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The Perfect Game

(DVD & Blu-ray | PG | 2009)

Flickchart Ranking: #13940

Times Ranked: 28

Win Percentage: 61%

Top-20 Rankings: 0

Directed By: William Dear

Starring: Clifton Collins, Jr. • Cheech Marin • Moisés Arias • Jake T. Austin
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Hot Rods & Droids: A George Lucas Profile (Part 4)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker George Lucas in the fourth of a six part feature... read parts one, two and three.

For over a decade filmmaker George Lucas had been developing a project which was a gender reversal of the Biblical story about Moses being hidden as a baby in the bulrushes. When asked to describe Willow (1988), Lucas called it “an adventure fantasy that takes place a long time ago in a mythical land.” Cast as the title character who becomes the guardian and defender of the wayward baby from an evil sorceress was Warwick Davis who made a name for himself playing the Ewok known as Wicket. “I was on holiday in southwest England when I got a call from George to come to Elstree – one of the major British studios – and audition for the part,” remembers Davis. “Actually, I did four auditions altogether; three in England and one in America.
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