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Hugo Weaving Talks Not Returning to MCU, Matrix Franchises

Hugo Weaving participated in some of the biggest film franchises with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tolkien, and The Matrix. The 59-year old actor completed Peter Jackson's Tolkien-related projects in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and final The Hobbit film. Weaving spoke to Time Out on what happened in his talks with Marvel and Warner Bros […]

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"The Lord of the Rings" Series Loses Will Poulter Over Scheduling Conflicts [REPORT]

In mid-July 2019, Amazon Prime Video's upcoming The Lord of the Rings series started rolling out updates – beginning with reports that Markella Kavenagh (Picnic at Hanging Rock) had joined the highly-anticipated epic fantasy series as a character named Tyra. Then during the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event, the streamer formally introduced the […]

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Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins Chat 'Tolkien' and First Encountering Middle Earth

We are even more excited for Fox Searchlight's upcoming JRR Tolkien biopic film after chatting with some of the stars during WonderCon 2019, and this new Toklien featurette only adds to the anticipation. Nicholas Hoult (who plays J. R. R. Tolkien in the film) chats with Lily Collins (who plays Tolkien's wife and muse Edith […]



Sir Ian McKellan Says He's Not Too Old to Play Gandalf Again

Amazon Studios is currently working on their Lord of the Rings tv series that may or may not feature characters from across the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Some of the possible characters have already been brought to life in live action films; like Aragorn Son of Arathorn played by Viggo Mortensen, and Gandalf the Grey/White played […]

LEGO: Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Pulled From Digital Sales

If any of you have a desire to revisit Middle-Earth in the form of LEGO, you probably won't be doing it anytime soon on a digital front. LEGO: Lord of the Rings and LEGO: The Hobbit have been yanked from Steam as well as other forms of digital download media, leaving your only option to be […]

Graham McTavish Talks 'Aquaman' Role, Is Puzzled by "Secrecy Nowadays"

Fans of Outlander, The Hobbit trilogy, and Preacher know who Graham McTavish is, and it sounds like Aquaman will be the next widely viewed media to feature the charming Scot. In a recent interview with our friends over at Collider, McTavish spoke a bit about working on James Wan's Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa, but he can't say much. "This business nowadays, it's so secretive. […]

Richard Armitage Says he was Almost Batman

The what-ifs and almosts of the casting world are some of my favorite stories to uncover when it comes to movies, and today's Richard Armitage reveal is no slouch. Apparently, the man who made dwarves super sexy again as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy was almost another notable hero. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, […]

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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 […]

Peter Jackson Not Involved In Middle-earth Ultimate Blu-ray Collection

When news broke last week of an $800 The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Ultimate Collectors Edition box set, fans were both elated by the news, then crushed when they discovered the set — while lavishly presented in wooden bookcase — would contain collector's edition discs they already owned. In fact, the set lacks the 3D […]

Dominic Monaghan Delves Into The Middle-Earth Collection Box Set

In a short video, The Lord of the Rings' Dominic Monaghan takes a look at the upcoming Middle-earth Collection Blu-ray box set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The massive set collects the extended cuts of director Peter Jackson's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies plus their associated bonus features documentaries — which are incredible documentaries […]

Peter Jackson Admits To Winging It On Hobbit Trilogy

In a rather frank video from the recently released The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition (via JoBlo), members of the production team and director Peter Jackson discuss the enormous time pressure the films were under. Following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro, Jackson to the helm and quickly moved […]

Booze Geek: Gollum Precious Pils And The Many Faces Of Smeagol

By Dylan Gonzalez Beer: Gollum Precious Pils Brewery: Fish Brewing Company ABV: 9% As part of the release for The Hobbit Trilogy, Fish Brewing dedicated three beers to the lore of Middle Earth. Through my secret connections in Cleveland, Ohio, I managed to get my hands on a bottle of the Gollum Precious Pils, an […]

I Have Seen A Fan Edit Of The First Two Hobbit Movies And It Was Glorious

By Spencer Ellsworth No, I won't tell you where I got it. No luck with torrents or file sharing sites, though. A man (or woman)(or Elf, or Dwarf) sometimes has to poke around and find some friends. Prove that you know your Húrin from your Túrin, and someone might share their basement project. I'm being […]

Swag! Christmas 2014 Edition From Hannah And Rich

We have a fair amount of geek swag to show off for Christmas, as I'm sure many of our readers do as well. Why not share the joy and/or jealousy? Rich says: A very big Little Nemo comic, a much smaller but just as welcome second issue of Meanwhile well ahead of sale date and […]

SNL Mashes Up The Hobbit And The Office With Host Martin Freeman

From last night's Saturday Night Live we get this mash-up of The Hobbit with The Office. This seems like an obvious combination when the show's host is Martin Freeman who is playing Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit trilogy as well as Tim Canterbury in the original BBC version of The Office. But it is surprising […]


You Shall Not Pass – Gandalf Speaks To Students

Sir Ian McKellen visited Chew Valley School in England and spoke to the students. In doing so, he decided that his words of wisdom would have more weight coming from Gandalf the Grey. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZf0Q-v3u-k[/youtube]

Shadow Of Mordor Review – Please Sir, Can I Have Some Mordor?

Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool: The Lord of the Rings has very depressing themes. It was written in the wake of J. R. R. Tolkien's time spent at the Somme during World War 1. While the stories of Hobbits, Wizards and Elves is easily consumable by all ages, there are a deeper undertones about […]