The March edition of UK film magazine Empire contains a special feature on the forthcoming movies of The Hobbit. This includes an exclusive interview with director del Toro. There’s further information about the feature here.
Dominic Monaghan and his fellow hobbits and co-stars are hoping to return to Middle Earth in the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ movies. According to an interview with MTV, Monaghan says:
“They really want us to come back, and I think there’s a really strong chance that we might be back.
“I don’t really see myself retiring [Merry]. I don’t have any kind of retirement ideas.”
You can read the full story here.
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Tolkien-based journal Silver Leaves, Issue Two, was released as of Saturday, 10th January. The theme of this issue is The Inklings Contributors include Douglas Gresham, Colin Duriez, Brian Sibley, and Jef Murray, along with many others. Further information, including how to order a copy, can be found here.
Sir Ian McKellen has clearly confirmed his involvement in the upcoming movie, “The Hobbit.”
ReelzChannel.com says: ” ‘I have been been promised I’m in it,’ states McKellen, a mere twelve hours from eating dinner with Hobbit director Guillermo Del Toro.”
A new book by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien) will be published this May. Entitled “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún”. The book, which is in narrative verse, is Tolkien’s re-telling of the Norse legend of Sigurd. You can read the full story here.
Haldir’s Pretty Pictures is open for submissions for the first time in four years! This area of the Humor Section is the home of hilariously edited pictures of Middle Earth and its inhabitants. Take a peek at what we have, and start making your own, then submit them here!
What better way to bring in the brand new year than with a brand new product for Weta and the CoE Store. For the month of January we will be featuring the Premium Galadriel Figure, brand new from Sideshow collectibles. This figure is made of high quality poly-stone and is dressed in a wonderful reproduction of her costume from Fellowship of the Ring. This piece is hand numbered and is a limited edition of 500. Get yours before they are gone.
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Happy New Year to all!