Contributor: Shaun Gunner

It’s been worth the wait. Although we’ve have had a teaser trailer for some months now, today Warner Bros. finally revealed to fans their vision of the Middle-earth duo-trilogy (hexalogy)? Their vision is one of epic proportions blasting through any cuteness and trivialities to present a grim, dangerous, emotionally-complex and eye-watering spectacular Middle-earth.

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.

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.

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.

FusionArts, based in Oxford, are offering storytelling workshops over November courtesy of a grant from the Tolkien Trust and Lankelly Chase.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (American publishers of Tolkien’s works) new pocket hardback boxed set is out today.

It’s been worth the wait. Although we’ve have had a teaser trailer for some months now, today Warner Bros. finally revealed to fans their vision of the Middle-earth duo-trilogy (hexalogy)? Their vision is one of epic proportions blasting through any cuteness and trivialities to present a grim, dangerous, emotionally-complex and eye-watering spectacular Middle-earth.

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.

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.

FusionArts, based in Oxford, are offering storytelling workshops over November courtesy of a grant from the Tolkien Trust and Lankelly Chase.

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.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (American publishers of Tolkien’s works) new pocket hardback boxed set is out today.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner

Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien’s works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.