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Posted at 20:00 on 28 July 2014

The first trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final film in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, has been released.

Posted at 7:30 on 27 July 2014

Evangeline Lilly, who plays Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit, has described the love triangle her character is involved in as “not totally Tolkien” in an interview with Hypable.com.

Posted at 17:30 on 25 July 2014

Two separate Tolkien biopics are currently under development.

Posted at 7:30 on 22 July 2014

Warner Bros. has released deluxe editions of the Rankin/Bass animated films of The Hobbit (1977) and The Return of the King (1980). It is only available to purchase in North America.

Posted at 15:11 on 6 July 2014

A series of previously unpublished letters by Tolkien has been published in the August 2014 issue of Writing Magazine.

Posted at 7:30 on 28 July 2014

Early bird pricing for this year’s Oxonmoot, the Tolkien Society’s annual conference-cum-convention, will end this Thursday. After midnight on 31 July, all bookings will be charged an extra £10.

Posted at 7:30 on 26 July 2014

Guillermo del Toro, who was initially due to direct the The Hobbit films before stepping aside in 2010, has weighed in on a popular fan debate comparing Tolkien (and Jackson’s films) with George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (and the HBO TV show Game of Thrones).

Posted at 11:00 on 24 July 2014

In anticipation of his appearance at San Diego Comic Con this Saturday, Peter Jackson has posted the first poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on his Facebook page.

Posted at 21:33 on 8 July 2014

The organisers of Mythmoot III: Ever On have issued a call for papers. Mythmoot is the annual conference of the Mythgard Institute, and is due to be held in Baltimore, MD,  10-11 January 2015.

Posted at 21:43 on 1 July 2014

Running again this year from the 14th July; this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) hosted by Vanderbilt University provides a most enlightening experience of Tolkien, romance and myth. It takes these narratives and presents them as experienced in contemporary media. It also includes on-line activities utilising  ‘Lord of the Rings Online‘ (LOTRO).

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