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The Google Chrome Middle-earth map updates!

hobbit-google-chrome The interactive map of Middle-earth created by Google has been updated, complete with locations from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, as well as videos and quotes from the characters. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

The Unexpected Booklet project releases Desolation of Smaug EE fan booklet

UnexpectedBooklet2_640 The Unexpected Booklet project continues with the release of a fan booklet for the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

TheHutt, editor of the Russian Tolkien site Henneth-Annun.ru, is the brains behind this project — a custom-designed, non-commercial booklet for each of the special editions of the Hobbit, that is consistent with the style established for The Lord of the Rings. (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community

More on the running time for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES Over the last few days, we’ve noticed theatres around the world are starting to put up running time estimates for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. IMAX Raleigh, for example, lists 144 minutes, and Swedish website SF.se has the same figure, as does Event Cinemas in Australia. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Hobbit premieres round the world: where, when and competitions to win tix!

Hobbit_3_Horizontal_Teaser There are a bunch of premieres happening round the world next month for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Here are the ones we know of so far, plus details for a few competitions to win tickets to attend! Often, tickets to premieres are not available to the general public. But Paris and Brazil seems to be a exceptions this time round. (more…)

Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Premieres, The Hobbit

The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies spoiler rumours are false

HBT3-fs-340682.DNG There are a number of wild rumours that have begun swirling about the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

These all seem to emanate from an anonymous poster on the internet messageboard 4Chan who claims to have seen an almost final cut of the film. Considering that around 150 folks saw a rough cut with Peter Jackson in New Zealand just a week and a bit ago, some have assumed that it must be a fan contest winner. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

All the trailer footage from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies in chronological order

vlcsnap-2014-11-07-05h49m41s22This is pretty cool. Have a look at this speculative re-arrangement from Sammpo Alternative Channel of all the trailer and teaser and TV spots footage for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies rearranged into what might — or might not — be chronological viewing order.

Accuracy may be arguable, but this could be quite close to a short summary of the film. If you’re not avoiding spoilers have a look, and leave your thoughts below in the comments! (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

New still image of Bain son of Bard

Our friends at El Anillo Unico have posted up a new still from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. The image shows Bain, son of Bard, pensively walking the shore of the Long Lake in the aftermath of Smaug’s attack on Lake-town as the refugees attempt to recover.

Interestingly, none of his family appear to be nearby. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Poll: which of the six ending songs from The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings is your favourite?

Ringfrodo Now that the final ending song of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films — Billy Boyd’s The last goodbye — is officially out for us all to listen to, it’s time for a poll.

So, without further ado, vote below and tell us which is your favourite of all the six ending songs from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. If you need to refresh you’re memory, we’ve also embedded each of the six below for your listening pleasure.

Happy voting! (more…)

Posted in Billy Boyd, Ed Sheeran, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Free shipping today only on the winning official Hobbit t-shirt designs

Warner Bros. has chosen its official Opening Date shirts for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check them out below.

Also, TheOneRing.net readers can get free shipping on these shirts today between 10am PT/1pm ET and 3pm PT/6pm ET. Just click here, or on the image below. (more…)

Posted in Clothing, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Howard Shore talks about The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings scores

Production Video Howard Shore Last week, Howard Shore received the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.

The acclaimed composer chatted with Billboard about his long career and a collaboratin with Peter Jackson that now spans more than 21 hours of recorded music and — count them — more than 100 individual lietmotifs. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit

Could the Black Arrow actually kill a dragon?

Desolation_-_Bard_poster Over on Wired, Rhett Allain from Southeastern Louisiana University (who has previously analysed the length of the Balrog’s whip) has turned his number-crunching ability to another thorny problem if Middle-earth physics — could the Black Arrow of the movie actually exert enough force to slay Smaug?

(Of course, it does so because it does so … no additional explanation is needed. But I love that Rhett is using it as a starting point to teach folks about maths and physics.) (more…)

Posted in Green Books, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Five high-resolution stills from The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies

You’ve seen these photos before, but not, I think at this sort of resolution. So without further ado, here are five super high-res stills from The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies. I don’t think any of them have been scaled up, but it was WB. Just click the image to get each image in full-resolution.

Really liking the Thranduil one, myself. Thanks to Ringer Bellerophon for the heads-up.
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Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies