In a YouTube video, Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Luke Evans (Bard) and Orlando Bloom (Legolas) have announced that the world première of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will take place at Leicester Square in London on Monday 1st December.
In an interview with The Guardian, the Canadian fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay has talked about what it was like to help Christopher Tolkien edit The Silmarillion during 1974-1975.
The Tolkien Society is looking for volunteers to help catalogue its collection of printed ephemera in the its Surrey-based archives.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (American publishers of Tolkien’s works) new pocket hardback boxed set is out today.
In a blogpost on their website, Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull – authors of The Art of The Hobbit and The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide – have confirmed that a new book, The Art of The Lord of the Rings, will be out next year.
Vue Cinemas have done a survey of cinema-goers and have discovered that The Lord of the Rings trilogy has beaten the Harry Potter series to claim the crown as best book-to-film adaptation.
Scott Stouffer, from Chicago, is sadly suffering from terminal cancer. His daughter, Jesse, posted a video on YouTube that her father’s last request is to see the final Hobbit film due out this December.