Press Release – August 2013
Festival in the Shire is coming to Scotland
We are pleased to announce that our next Festival in the Shire event will take place in Aberdeen, Scotland, from September 12-15th, 2013. It is being organised by Mark Faith’s Festival Art and Books in association with the Artist Gallery and held at their premises in Holburn Street, Aberdeen.
The event will include an exhibition of fantasy art including album covers and Tolkien inspired art. Also on show will be a selection of rare Tolkien first edition books and collectable posters. World renowned artist Rodney Matthews, who has taken his talents to the world of fantasy art with great success, and a man who in the past has created album covers for rock bands such as Thin…
There's still a few more months before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is out in theaters, but fans have been treated to TWO more pieces of promotional art for the movie! Check out the images below!
The first is from the famous barrel scene in the book, and, by the funny looks on the dwarves' faces, we're excited to see it acted out on the big screen! The second image is a new poster showing Smaug's giant eye reflecting poor Bilbo Baggins. We can't wait until the hobbit finally meets the dragon (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch)!
What do you think of these new images? Sound off in the comments below!
Could Morgoth use the ring to destroy the Valar?
Can somone tell me what would happen if Morgoth had the ring?
- He might be too powerful too take it and scorn the gift
- Who would give Morgoth the One Ring anyway (besides Sauron)
- If he had it do you think if he was not wearing it he would die, because, like Sauron, he would invest too much power in it (even more than sauron, because J.R.R Tolkien said that Sauron was more evil than Morgoth)
- If he did have the ring could he and would he overthrow the Valar?
- Or am I setting too much store by the ring, because Manwe and Varda could destroy the ring with a snap of their fingers.
Hey LoTR fans!
Wikia is hosting a Fantasy Food Fight Bracket Tournament on Recipes Wiki, and we want YOU to be a part of it! We are asking that all of the communities on Wikia submit fictional foods from their wiki. For example, the Harry Potter Wiki might submit Butter Beer.
What LoTR foods come to mind? We are accepting nominations through Aug. 26, and then the battle for the one fictional food that will rule them all begins!
Submit the foods from your community here! We accept multiple nominations per wiki, so the more the better!
Can someone tell me if Elrond's brother, Elros is in the the Desolation of Smaug. Or did Peter Jackson design another character, like a warden of Greenwood The Great?
Surprise, The Hobbit fans! Entertainment Weekly just released a new picture from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and it features two of our favorite elves, so check it out!
What do you think? Where do you think Tauriel and Legolas are? Share in the comments below!
I just got on the chat and saw that no one else is on it. Come on people we have a chat now use it .
An exclusive Azog minifigure is being given away randomly at San Diego Comic Con. You might be thinking....dang it! It's exclusive?!? Dont worry too much, a "exclusive" Bilbo baggins minifigure was released last year and we got that in the Bag End lego set, so there is a possibility we will be seeing azog in a future set.
Peter Jackson took some time to let fans know that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug would not be making an appearance at Comic Con this year, but he DID give fans a special treat in the form of a behind the scenes video! The new production video shows cast and crew working hard, but they also look like they're having fun! Skip ahead to the 5-minute mark if you want a good laugh!
Source: Coming Soon
Good and sad news, Tolkien movie fans! Today, one of the principal cast members finished filming and Peter Jackson felt it was necessary to commemorate the time Sir Ian McKellen spent on set as Gandalf with a farewell photo!
McKellen will have been Gandalf for SIX films when all of The Hobbit movies finally come out, and Jackson captioned the photo "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now."
We are too! McKellen made a great Gandalf so, while it's exciting to see that the movies are finishing up, it's sad to see our great wizard hang up his cloak! We wonder who's going to play Gandalf in twenty years when Hollywood decides to do a remake of LOTR... …
In a recent interview, the good Peter Jackson revealed a bit of what we can expect from the Extended Edition Hobbit DVD/Blu-Ray that will most likely find its way to shelves before the holiday season, purportedly in november, a month prior to The Desolation of Smaug's release.
Here's what Jackson told Empire Magazine:
"You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell," says Jackson.
"You are going to get more of Hobbiton," says producer / co-writer Philippa Boyens. "We always wanted to wend our way through Hobbiton, but in the end Bilbo has to run out of the door."
"You are going to get more Goblin Town, and the Great Goblin singing his song," adds Fran Walsh, Jackson's other half and fellow screenwriter. "It is …
Hey there, Lord of the Rings fans!
It's been a few weeks and Battle World rages on! We've reached the fourth round, and with only four Kaiju and four Robots remaining, things are starting to get really exciting. Even though the mighty Ents have sadly been eliminated, you still have a voice in who wins the battle. It's up to YOU to decide who makes it to the final battle! Watch the Battle World trailer below, vote for your favorite Robot and Kaiju, and make sure to tell us about YOUR ultimate battle in the comments.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hype is starting up, fans, and lucky for us because this means more teasers and treats until the movie is out on December 13! Speaking of treats, check out this new cover of Empire magazine featuring some of our favorite elves (if only they included Galadriel and Elrond)!
Tauriel, Legolas, and Thranduil are looking pretty good on the cover! Hopefully, fans will get treated to even more stuff like this before the second film comes out! What do you think of the cover? Share in the comments below!!
Source: Super Hero Hype
Anybody fancy a total middle earth map game?
List of factions:
- Gondor-HighElf (talk) 20:57, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
Check out this amazing cover by YouTube user malufenix of "The Misty Mountains Song"! (Here's the original)
She is well praised everywhere! On YouTube and The Hobbit Blog.
TIME TO GEEK OUT, THE HOBBIT FANS! The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer is finally out and Bilbo Baggins is finally meeting Smaug face to face!! Check the trailer out now:
Dwarves, hobbits, elves, and more!! And who is that I see? Legolas!! With all the action going on, it looks like the CGI is going to be just as good in this film as it was in the first one! What do you think? Share your opinions in the comments below!
I would like to know what the mouth of sarons role in the military of saron (or if he even had one) before he became sarons mouth any info would be great
Check it out, The Hobbit fans! It's been some time since we've heard anything new about The Hobbit movie trilogy, but Entertainment Weekly has just released a first look at Evangeline Lilly as the warrior-elf Tauriel!
According to the actress, "[Tauriel is] slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill." She also hinted at some romance by saying, "[Tauriel] will definitely have a love story. I can’t give away too much about it. It’s not a huge focus but it is there and it is important and it does drive Tauriel and her story and her actions."
Check out more of what Lilly has to say about the new character here!
hey I've just realised that Charlie Ross is coming to Singapore w his show One Man Lord of the Rings ! Awesome! Has anyone seen this yet as I've heard its hilarious
I have just figured out something about the notoriously mysterious Blue Wizards. They were sent by the Valar Orome, who was a great huntsman. They have some pictures depicting them with bows and arrows. Does this mean that, not only being wizards, the Blue Wizards were also great hunters? That would be pretty cool. Also Alatar's alternate name Morinehtar which means Darkness-Slayer could also mean that they had some hunting/fighting skills. Perhaps they slew the men of darkness in the east? I just thought i would share this with you people, as some people might not know.
I think there should be sub-pages of this wiki that have information on the games that are Tolkien related. Is this possible for someone to do?
Someone keeps making the text on the top of the page of Diambiguation. I think it should be black. What do you guys think?
If you don't have any Twitter account, like me, go ahead and ask your friends! Let's help Bilbo beat Kristen Stewart's Snow White. (No offense, though) It ends on Sunday night! So get going!
- For more information, see this: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/04/09/70654-help-bilbo-win-the-mtv-movie-award-for-best-hero-of-2012-votebilbo/
Oh, and don't worry about the pictures, they're from my Photobucket account. No harm done.
Hey guys! So I was re-reading all of my LOTR books (fellowship of the ring, two towers, return of the king and the hobbit) and somehow felt that it was time to read all 12 books of the history of middle earth. I know, from my own research on the Internet, many of the tales on the War of the ring happen in these 12 books as well. Since I haven't read any of those 12 books, I'd like to ask you guys in which order I should read them and/or if it is worth them all at all, since many of its tales are also found in the Silmarillion(which I also haven't read/ wanna read), meaning that I wouldn't really need to read them all, because they "overlap" each other. Just to clear sth out, I am not only interested in the tales about the war of the ring b…
I wanted to point out a cool video where Martin Freeman, aka Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey answers questions posed to him by the LOTR community (aka, you guys). Check out the video, and get back to me with any questions or feedback about the video.
Meanwhile, enjoy the interview!
Nick 18:28, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
Hey there, just putting my little theroy out there, but i was thinking as i watched the hobbit for a third time, that the chest full of gold, which Bilbo(old), talks about in his conversation with frodo, at the start of the movie, is the same chest as the one in the troll cave. The chest which some of the dwarfs find stashed to the brim with gold, which they bury for "safe keeping, as a long-term deposit". Bilbo claims this the only gold he got from the adventure with the dwarfs and Gandalf. I may be wrong, as this is just a myth, but maybe the dwarfs gave it to him as his share after defeating Smaug.
Calling all The Hobbit fans, we have an amazing opportunity for you! Wikia will be conducting a community interview with Martin Freeman who plays Bilbo Baggins in the The Hobbit trilogy. Post your questions in the comments, and we'll ask the best ones.
What was it like playing Bilbo Baggins? What's it like working with Peter Jackson? Has he heard THIS SONG?
If you have any burning questions about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, now is your time to ask. We only ask that questions be related to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and not any of the upcoming films. We wouldn't want to get Mr. Freeman in trouble!
I find the similarities between the black arrow and Gurthang very big to be a coincidence. I believe that the sword and the arrow used to kill two of the most famous dragons where actually made of the same material.
The top of a dragon is suposed to be hard as mithril and its underside is descrived as "weaker" and mithril is one if not the strongest materials in Arda, so a dragons underside could still be very strong. I believe that if a dragon`s underside was made of thin and weak skin then Smaug would have been killed while attacking Dale because he did not have his "precious coat" and he certanly took many arrows, even maybe in the region where he would then be pierced by the black arrow, so we can guess that his underside can be as stro…
Hi! I'm new to LOTR wiki but I am very experienced over at the Merlin Wiki. I would like to take the time to introduce myself.
My username is Merlin artist, I am reasonably talented at art for my age. My real name is Lucy and I am 13 years old. I live in the UK. I am rather clever and get top grades at everything but P.E (I'm trying not to boast). My favourite character from LOTR is Legolas, this is not just because Orlando Bloom portrayed him.
That's pretty much all the basic information about me, if you have a question I quess you could leave a comment. I hope this is not too weird/odd/not the right thing to do but I did not know what was the best way to introduce myself to thiss community.
Anyway, bye for now!
I suggest that we join the Fantasy Fellowship Alliance. ✅Agree or ⛔Disagree below.
IS THERE ANYTHING NOT WRITTEN DOWN HERE BEACUASE I WANNA WRITE 2 YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think that we need a chat for this website to talk about the movies ,the books, characters and other middle earth and tolkien mythology. WE NEED A CHAT
I think I'm going over board with editing the battles at both, Osgiliath and Minas Tirith. And I can't Stop!
Every time it seems like I fixed something to improve, *Bam* there's always something else to improve, and it could be driving people nuts!
What's wrong with me?
What do you think will happen to Bolg in the upcoming Desolation of Smaug film? Will they have killed off Azog by then? I know that they made him as a prison torturerer or something. I think that azog will maybe die in the desolation of smaug, perhaps the same kind of way he died in the appendices (by Dain II Ironfoot) and Bolg will avenge him, or maybe they will both be present at the Battle of Five Armies. Post your thoughts and ideas here.
P.S i wonder how they will portray Bolg's Bodyguards
I need help editing another wiki and no one will help i dont know how to create a home page! please help your wiki can rule us then! ;)
This is a blog where you create your own kingdoms and fight you own wars against other players.
Step 1: Name your kingdom
Step 2: Look at your points
Step 3: Choose what you want to do from the choices below, and enter it in a post.
REMEMBER TO REFRESH, WHEN A NEW POST COMES ON.
Tell where you want yours and what it looks like via map!
Each player starts out with 5,000 points
BUILD ARMY (50 TROOPS) 100 POINTS
BUILD CITY WALLS 500 POINTS
SCOUTS 20 POINTS (TELL WHERE YOU WANT TO SEND THEM.)
ISTARI (WIZARD) 1,000 POINTS
CALVARY (300 HORSEBACK) 500 POINTS
ARCHERS (500) 400 POINTS
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Hey everyone :)
This is my first blog post and I am leaving the decision to you. I want you to vote in the comments list saying who you prefer ( think is hotter/sexier) out of the characters. I vote LEGOLAS
I was just wondering something, is Azog the king of the orcs in Moria, Mount Gundabad or both?
To answer your question, is it good...............it's AMAZING. In this review i'm going to list my likes and dislikes and will sum up my thoughts in a conclusion.
- Acting was great, except for Radagast the Brown
- The sound and the soundtrack, fortunately stays true to the lord of the rings legacy, it's EPIC, e.g the sounds of the drums literally shook me!
- The action scenes were fast paced, and memorable
- Characters were AWESOME, they're the types of characters you'll in time care about.
- The graphics are crystal clear
- The story was intriguing, and intense.
- GANDALF IS BACK AND MORE EPIC THEN EVER!
- A welcome return to Middle-Earth
- The fast pace of the camera can be some times hard on your eyes
- Radagast the Brown
A terrifying sea serpent is terrorizing the coast of gondor. It has killed around 1 million people, mostly soldiers. The king of gondor seeks heroes from the outside to defeat the beast. Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Wizards, Ents, Giants, and Dragon Men anwser the call. The decide total is 30 people: 4 humans, 5 elves, 10 dwarves, 2 hobbits, 2 wizards, 3 ents, 1 giant, and 3 dragon men.
- Hilomir the Knight
- Foragorn the Ranger
- Darnomir the Ranger
- Lobikorn the Knight
- Relond the Elf Lord
- Olgalas the Elf Lord
- Zixacond the Elf General
- Fangolas the Elf General
- Telond the Elf General
- Falin the Dwarf
- Malin the Dwarf
- Dili the Dwarf
- Nili the Dwarf
- Boin the Dwarf
- Foin the Dwarf
- Hoin the Dwarf
- Kimili the Dwarf
- Chorin the Dwarf
- Borin the Dwarf
- Drobo Took
- Celeda Took
Merry Christmas and advanced Happy New Year to everyone! I wish you good health and good luck. See you guys around the wiki! :))
I came across something on IMDb which states that Gorkil the Goblin King will appear in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It says that he will be played by Barry Humphries.
It calls him "Gorkin the Goblin king" and says that he will be a successor to the Great Goblin.
another link to Barry Humphries IMDb page 
showing his role playing Gorkil in The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug
i think that when thet call him "gorkin" is just a typo or mistake.
In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins returns to the screen in a prequel of epic proportions. As the home-loving Hobbit lives his quiet life eating out of antique china and reading, he gets interrupted by Gandalf the Grey with quite the proposition. Gandalf's Fireworks were all the Hobbit remembered of the wizard when he was a lad, and while he dismissed all that Gandalf would say, he did not account for the resulting adventure when the Dwarves started to show up. Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro take the reigns of direction in this one.
Most of the reviews that have come out already are very mixed indeed, some citing that there's not enough source material to make it as epic as the first trilogy of Middle-Earth movies. The Hobbit is one small bo…
Ever wonder how our favorite The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings characters are related? Check out the character tree we made for you to see the connections!
Click on the character tree to enlarge!
I saw a page in this wiki exactly like this, but there were no category or anything in it. So I made a blog about it. Feel free to comment on your results. My result was an ELF :)
Check out these pictures of the cast of The Hobbit posing with their Lego counterparts! It's not anything big, but everyone seems pretty happy to be immortalized as little figurines!
Do you have a favorite character yet? Which Lego would you want?
This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly goes deep into The Hobbit and gives fans a look into the film trilogy with interviews with the star, Martin Freeman, and Peter Jackson.
Check out the EW covers below! Which is your favorite?
When the decision was made to make the book into a trilogy, Freeman says, “At first, I must say, I was like, ‘Why?’ [but then] You kind of think, ‘I’ve already put this much of my life into two movies. What am I going to do now – not put it into three?’ In for a penny, in for a pound.”
According to EW, Jackson says (about his decision) "that, with the addition of some 120 pages of additional material Tolkien wrote in the appendices to The Lord of the Rings elaborating on the story of The Hobbit, he has made the right …