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“Lord of the Rings”: Amazon Prime Prequel Series Heading to New Zealand

No matter what (if any) involvement Lord of the Rings/Hobbit cinematic guru Peter Jackson has with Amazon Prime Video‘s upcoming prequel series, the streaming service and writers/showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay are looking to walk in the filmmaker’s footsteps by basing production in New Zealand. With pre-production currently underway and full production expected to […]

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“Lord of the Rings”: Amazon Prequel Series Casts Markella Kavenagh [REPORT]

While the specifics on Amazon‘s Lord of the Rings series are still being held tightly under wraps, it appear fans have the project’s first casting decision to ponder and debate. Variety reports exclusively from multiple sources that Markella Kavenagh (Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Cry) is close to signing on to the highly-anticipated epic fantasy […]


FOX Searchlight Releases First Teaser Trailer for ‘Tolkien’

Fox Searchlight has released a first-look teaser trailer for their upcoming Tolkien film, starring Nicholas Hoult as “Lord of the Rings” author J. R. R. Tolkien, and Lilly Collins as Tolkien’s wife, Edith Bratt. Dome Karukosk is directing the film, which will reportedly follow J. R. R.’s time as a student obsessive about language and an outsider who searched for belonging. He found […]

Wanna See Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien in Biopic ‘Tolkien’?

We’re pretty excited to get a glimpse of Nicholas Hoult as The Hobbit, Lord of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in the upcoming Fox Searchlight biopic, Tolkien. After being announced some time ago, updates were few and far between for the project. Earlier this month, Fox Searchlight finally shared a release date for the film, and today […]

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JD Payne, Patrick McKay Developing LoTR Series for Amazon

We’ve been waiting for news about the Amazon Studios Lord of the Rings television series, and today the streaming service revealed that JD Dayne and Patrick McKay are currently developing one. The pair were selected after an exhaustive search sources report, and will be overseeing a writers room for the first (of possibly additional) series set in the world […]


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New Details Emerge on Amazon’s $250 Million Lord of the Rings Series Deal

By now, we all know the headline: in November 2017, Amazon Studios spent $250 million to outbid Netflix for television series rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world-renowned Lord of the Rings fantasy series. Produced in conjunction with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, the project will explore new storylines preceding The Fellowship of […]

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Lord Of The Rings Receives Multi-Season Series Deal From Amazon

Following up on reports earlier this month that a series adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world-renowned fantasy series Lord of the Rings was in development at Amazon, the streaming service has announced that the series is receiving a multi-season production commitment. Variety reported exclusively on the initial development news, which is set to be produced by Amazon […]

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Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. Planning Lord Of The Rings TV Series

Amazon Studios CEO Jeff Bezos is apparently in talks with the Tolkien estate as well as Warner Bros. TV to house a Lord of the Rings TV series. No, seriously — this is not a joke. Variety just broke the exclusive news they claim to have sources on, stating things are still in the “early stages”, with “no deal […]

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On This Day In Pop Culture For March 25

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on March 25, the 84th day of the year: 1939- Billboard introduces […]

The Legends Go Full Tolkien To Get Rid Of The Spear Of Destiny

Earlier this season, Legends of Tomorrow basically did a love letter to George Lucas by putting a version of him into the show. Tonight they do it again, but this time with author J. R. R. Tolkien and the Spear of Destiny becomes their version of the One Ring… and this new Fellowship must find […]

Celebrate The Holidays With The Eye Of Sauron Yule Log

This seems to be the season of video yule logs tying into popular franchises. Blizzard released a Murlock yule log for World of Warcraft. Marvel released multiple yule logs based on characters like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Well, not to be left out, for you Lord of the Rings fans, Warner Bros has […]

Strategy Breakdown For The Battle Of The Five Armies

With the release of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, our friends over at Shirts.com (Also Fun.com and HalloweenCostumes.com) have put together this new infographic that breaks down the battle in great detail. Of course if you have not read the book nor seen the movie then this infographic will contain spoilers… so be […]


One Ring To Roleplay All

By Phil Harris J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth represents one of the largest franchises on the planet and his writings have created a variety of books, films, audio recordings and comics, notwithstanding a few roleplaying games. At present Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games’ The One Ring Roleplaying Game (TORRPG), written by Francesco Nepitello; with […]

Valiant Effort: Like This? You’ll Like That – X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong Edition

By Jared Cornelius In the summer of 2012 Valiant Comics returned from the grave, they rose not as shambling zombie, but as a glorious phoenix, but I didn’t know that.  At the time I had turned my nose up at X-O Manowar and Bloodshot, I scoffed at the idea that the 90’s were back and expected another round of Malibu or Awesome Comics.  But last year on a whim I decided […]