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“…You have come and are here met, in this very nick of time, by chance as it may seem. Yet it is not so. Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world.”

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‘Desolation of Smaug’ Extended Edition Trailer now online.

Click here to be taken to the Trailer
Click here to be taken a Mirkwood clip.

Lots of new ‘Battle of Five Armies’ images

Entertainment Weekly has released a tapestry full of images from the film. The tapestry can be found here .

Brief bios, accompanied by full face closeups, of all thirteen Dwarves can be found here .

A great still of Azog and the Orc army can be found here .

Click here for a movie still of Thranduil, Thorin, and Bard.

The cover art for the Motion Picture Soundtrack CD can be found here .

Fanfiction of the Month: September

Busy at school or work, and eager to lift your mood reading a fun story? We have just the thing for you: Lillianpost‘s humorous, Hobbit movie themed submisssion What The Heck Is On Radagast’s Face?. And this is how it goes…
“So he’s a guardian of Middle-earth is he?” Fili muttered with distaste. “What part does this old fool look after? The swamps?”
Kili shrugged.
“I suppose all parts need watching.”
“Keeps the frogs in line, does he?” Fili whispered back.
“Hush!” Bilbo said with a sharp elbow in Fili’s side. “At least he’s not here to hurt us. That’s something.”
“But not much,” Nori countered. “No wonder he lives out of sight.”

Click the fic’s name to read more, and let the author know your thoughts.

Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition expected Nov. 3rd

More information about the Blue Ray extended edition can be found here .

BBC launches online guide on Tolkien and the Great War

AS part of their coverage of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 the BBC has released an online ‘iGuide’ discussing the impact that his involvement in The Great War may have had on Tolkien’s writings. The guide can be found here .

Hobbit Fan contest, Colbert moderates Comic Con panel, New Peter Jackson Interview, New Teaser trailer to be released

A new contest, starting August 25th, that will bring 150 fans(75 winners each with a friend) to New Zealand for the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, was announced yesterday at Comic Con. Details of the announcement can be found here and the contest page can be found here .

You can click here for more information about the Hobbit Cast panel, moderated by Stephen Colbert, at Comic Con.

Click here for Deadline’s Comic Con interview of Peter Jackson.

More info on the goings on at Comic Con and a look at the teaser for today’s The Hobbit; The Battle of Five Armies Teaser Trailer can be found by clicking here for The Hobbit Film’s Facebook page and you can also here for more updates, on Peter Jackson’s Facebook Page

UPDATE- the Teaser Trailer can be found here . .

Friday News Update: new Lego displayed at SDCC, Tolkien Biopics in the Works, Heavy Metal Tolkien, and New The Battle of Five Armies Pics

Click here to see TNI`s coverage of the new Lego 866 piece ‘The Lonely Mountain’ set.

Click here to be taken to Rolling Stone’s coverage of the two planned Tolkien biopics.

Click here here to learn, thanks to Virtual Festivals, what Tolkien’s books inspired in many of the acts that will be appearing at Bloodstock Open Air 2014.

Click here to see, thanks to legendarium, three new Hobbit Movie pics recently released at Comic con.

New ‘The Battle Of Five Armies’ Poster released for Comic-Con

Click here to view the new poster.

New Cartoon style ‘The Hobbit’ pics

Click here to be taken to ‘Flicks and Bits’ for some artwork that may help you bide the time while you are waiting for the release of the new ‘Battle of Five Armies’ trailers.
But if that isn’t enough you can click here for more information; Hobbit coverage at Comic-con, and a new still from the movie.

Battle of Five Armies trailer details finally stated

Details on when we can expect the full trailer and teaser trailer for ‘The Hobbit, The Battle of Five Armies’ have been posted on Peter Jackson’s Facebook page and can be found here .