Aiden Steward, a 9-year-old student at Kermit Elementary School in Texas, was suspended from school after claiming to use Ring against a classmate to turn him invisible.
A team of researchers – led by Martin Barker at Aberystwyth University – are conducting a worldwide project to survey people’s views on The Hobbit films. They are particularly keen to hear from “those who know Tolkien well”.
A long-planned Middle-earth film museum is likely to be situated on the waterfront of Wellington, New Zealand, according to a new Development Plan being discussed by the city council, reports the Dominion Post.
The third and final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has been nominated for just one category in the 87th Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing. This falls short of Jackson’s previous films, including The Return of the King which received 11 Oscars.