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Del Toro and The Hobbit

At Del Toro discusses The Hobbit movies. One of the things he reveals is that the real pre-production on the movies will begin in July.

Gollum Makes the Top 25

An article on includes Gollum in their Top 25 New Classic Death scenes list, for, as they described it, “Gollum following the ring of power into the scorching depths of Mount Doom.”

Do you have a question for Del Toro?

Next week Shawn Adler from MTV Movies Blog will be speaking to director of The Hobbit, Guillermo Del Toro. If you have any questions you’d like to ask you can submit them here.

Cross Realm Poetry Contest – 9th time around

We are now continuing with another Cross Realm Poetry Contest. This time with a small addition of Tom Bombadil and Midsummer.
Go here to learn more about this round.

Congratulations to Teciltur, who won the 8th Cross Realm Poetry Contest!

McAvoy Denies Hobbit Involvement

According to, actor James McAvoy denies any rumors that he will play Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming hobbit movies. In his own words: “It’s not true. It’s all internet rumoring and nothing else I’m afraid. Sorry.”

CoE Store Item of the Month

For the month of June the CoE Store will be featuring Sideshow’s Shelob statue. This polystone statue measures 5.5″ x 13.5″ and is highly detailed. Although this item was released years ago, you won’t find it anywhere else at this great discounted price. Don’t miss out on owning your own Shelob.

Christopher Lee and the Hobbit

Christopher Lee, the actor who played Saruman in the Lord of the Rings, hopes to return in Guillermo Del Toro’s adaptation of the Hobbit. Christopher Lee says “I’d be interested in seeing how that transition from good to evil occurred and, yes, of course I would return to the role if I was asked.” You can read the full story here.

Black and Del Torro deny rumors

According to an MTV Movie Blog article, Black denies rumors about being considered for the role of Bilbo in the upcoming Hobbit Movie.

Server Downtime

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