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There, and then what? The Dwarves’ development in The Desolation of Smaug

Event Cinemas - The Hobbit_ The Desolation Of Smaug A flood of trailers, interviews and TV spots have raised all sorts of questions over exactly how events will pan out across The Desolation of Smaug. Here, Captain Salt takes a long hard look at the implications for character development among our beardy friends who are so keen to reclaim their heritage, and the lost treasures of Erebor.

Needless to say, lots of speculation and lots of potential movie spoilers. If you’re avoiding these, look away now! (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Billy Connolly, Characters, Dean O'Gorman, Ed Sheeran, Evangeline Lilly, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, William Kircher

New Desolation of Smaug photos from Entertainment Weekly!

1285-subscribers-coverItching for a little bit more of The Desolation of Smaug ahead of its December release? These new stills from the film have been up for a couple of days at EW – but in case you missed them, here they are for your viewing pleasure.

There are several new images of our beloved main characters, as well as many new ones joining the cast for the first time – including Bard (with his son Bain in tow), Thranduil, Tauriel, and some very fearsome looking Gundaband Orcs. (more…)

Posted in Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Studios, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Uncategorized, Warner Bros.

The Hobbit’s dwarves: before make-up, and after

You’ve seen the dwarven cast members of The Hobbit without make-up. And you’ve seen them all kitted out as well. But have you seen each side-by-side: actor versus character, before versus after?

I hadn’t, not all at once, which was why I thought I’d share these images that I stumbled on, out there in the wild reaches of the internet (okay, Imgur, to be precise). Looking at them as a group, it struck me quite forcefully how they crew had chosen to work with the facial structure of each actor, rather than create something entirely new. Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow are probably the most striking examples. Anyway, enjoy! (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Ken Stott, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit, William Kircher

Warner Bros. full synopsis for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug provides some plot hints?

desolation of smaug poster I can’t recall if this has been previously revealed, but this official synopsis — more complete than the short version currently on The Hobbit website — actually has some really interesting implications if you have a read through and examine who’s listed and (more importantly), who’s not.

As folks observed after the debut of the second Desolation of Smaug trailer, Guillermo del Toro is back in the credits for his work on the screenplay. There’s a co-producer nod for the late Eileen Moran as well. Highlight the space below to read the key omissions, and some fairly hefty spoiler analysis of what those omissions could mean for the movie.

 


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean O'Gorman, Evangeline Lilly, Fran Walsh, Graham McTavish, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Howard Shore, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lawrence Makoare, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, William Kircher

Getting to know Jed Brophy

Jed-Brophy01Welcome to this months “Getting to know you” Q&A, this month we’re talking to the one and only, amazingly talented, and all round great guy, Jed Brophy.

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Posted in Adam Brown, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Fans, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Jed Brophy, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheOneRing.net Community, Viggo Mortensen

Dragon Con, Tolkien video highlights with Graham McTavish, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy and Manu Bennett

ATLANTA — The 2013 edition of Dragon Con was so vast and so epic that the stories and highlights just keep on coming. While thousands flocked to Atlanta to catch 28 unique Tolkien programming panels, many others just couldn’t attend. So, in order to share the event as widely as possible (and encourage you to attend next year) we brought filmmaker Dan McBride with us this year to run a one man film crew. He recorded many hours of footage and has winnowed it down to a few highlight videos, the first of which is a 10-minute overall big picture view of parts of the Tolkien Track, featured below. It stars Dragon Con’s guests at the event: Manu Bennett, Slyvester McCoy, William Kircher and Graham McTavish. (You can also catch a glimpse of TORn staffers Deej, greendragon, MrCere and Thor.) Enjoy and share the video and look for more in upcoming days including highlights from the already legendary ’80s Dance Party! McBride will hopefully return next year and just imagine what he could do with lights and a crew!

Posted in Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Manu Bennett, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, William Kircher

TheOneRing.net at DragonCon – a report!

TORn's booth at DCon 2013A week to the day since the fun and games kicked off in Atlanta, we’ve all returned to our homes – even the Road to DragonCon guys have made it back!  So we thought we’d share with you a few highlights of our weekend at the convention.

TheOneRing.net is always delighted to be out and about meeting fellow fans, so the biggest highlight of the con for us was chatting with everyone who stopped to say hi, either at our table in the Hyatt hotel or after the two panels we gave over the course of the weekend.  Thanks for coming over and sharing the Tolkien love with us!

Our two panels were on Saturday afternoon and Sunday lunchtime.  The first was The Hobbit: One book, three movies – a look at why this seemingly short story may (or may not) merit being made into three films.  On Sunday we explored The Desolation of Smaug, with much speculation on what we may see when the film hits the big screen later this year.  Both panels were very well attended, with folks lining up well in advance.  Staffers deej, greendragon and MrCere were the panelists.

TORn was also delighted to help out with the Tolkien Track’s two evening events, Friday’s An Evening at Bree and Saturday’s Middle-earth goes Retro 80s dance party!  greendragon planned the fun for Friday night, with TORn favourites Emerald Rose rocking the house, as ever, and inspiring everyone to dance the night away.  Attendees were very excited when William Kircher, Graham McTavish and Sylvester McCoy showed up to host the costume contest!  They were fabulous MCs, and the entries into the contest this year were just stunning.  Bravo to everyone who took part – the judges had a very hard time picking winners!  (Big thanks to Namadriel, Soinma, MrCere and Nicole Kircher for taking on judging duty!)  The party even included a marriage proposal, as ‘Smaug the Terrible’ knelt down and popped the question to ‘Azog the Defiler’ – both amazing costumes, and a very happy couple at the end of the night!

Eye of Sauron - 80s style!deej revealed why her TORn nickname has been deej for all these years, as she hosted and dj-ed the dance party on Saturday night.  It was just wonderful to see everyone getting into the spirit of things!  Many folks came in amazing ‘Middle-earth in the 1980s’ costumes, including one gal who was The Eye of Sauron - complete with ‘Venetian Blinder’ sunglass lens!  Elves, dwarves and men took to the dancefloor and strutted their stuff as Saturday turned into Sunday; eventually, soon after 1am, we had to shut the party down and everyone reluctantly headed out to seek their beds – or another party elsewhere!

What with running the table all day every day, partying in the evening, and appearing on a few panels in addition to our own two, TORn staffers were kept pretty busy throughout the weekend of DragonCon!  (MrCere was of course particularly busy, wearing his two hats of being both TORn staffer and Tolkien Track Director.)  The Roadtrip gents did an amazing job of live streaming from the event, so we could keep in touch with folks at home.  By Monday evening, everyone was exhausted – but exhilarated!  Many thanks again to all who stopped to say hello, and maybe to buy a shirt or a button, and show their support for the website.  We always love to meet you all, and it’s great to see familiar faces year after year!

TORn is in Salt Lake City just now, at Salt Lake ComicCon.  Next weekend we’ll be representing at Cincinnati Comic Expo; and then our next BIG event (and party!) will be in New York City, for NYComicCon, October 10-13.  Stay tuned for news of that – we hope to see you there!  Just need to catch up on some sleep in the meantime…

Posted in Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, William Kircher

TORn Light the Beacons auction: Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun Tolkien signed by Dwalin & Bifur, Autographed Official DragonCon Contest 1 Cert by Bifur, Dwalin, Radagast

As you know, we’re currently conducting our pledge drive to raise funds and keep our servers running. We also have some very exciting auctions going on over at Ebay.

There are some fabulous, exclusive pieces up for grabs – including some things which, usually, money can’t buy! Time is running out on some of our auctions too, so best check them out now. Here are just a couple that might tickle your fancy:

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Posted in Books Publications, Collectibles, Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Posters Prints, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, TheOneRing.net Announcements, William Kircher

TORn Light the Beacons auction: Dwalin Artwork by Jerry VanderStelt, ‘The Nazgul’ Medallion, Autographed Official DragonCon Contest 2 Cert. by Bifur, Dwalin, Radagast

As you know, we’re currently conducting our pledge drive to raise funds and keep our servers running. We also have some very exciting auctions going on over at Ebay.

There are some fabulous, exclusive pieces up for grabs – including some things which, usually, money can’t buy! Time is running out on some of our auctions too, so best check them out now. Here are just three that might tickle your fancy:

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Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Sideshow Collectibles, Sylvester McCoy, TheOneRing.net Announcements, William Kircher

Cryptozoic’s Lost DragonCon Tales: The Tale of September 1st

image (1) Thunder in the distance, clouds on the horizon. It was shaping up to be a day spent huddling inside when the company split ways for the day, but they did not despair.

Justin took the crystal slab, streaming the knowledge of Middle-Earth to those who wanted it most, while Doug and Ryan fled into the dark, cold, gaming cave. Where they played Cryptozoic’s table-play The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with all manner of persons. Jovial were the games when people learned the power of working as a team, as one unit, and the company never faltered once. (more…)

Posted in Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, William Kircher

TORn Light the Beacons auction: Jerry Vanderstelt LOTR art, and Hobbit Magazine or paperback Hobbit signed by Dwalin and Bifur

As you know, we’re currently conducting our pledge drive to raise funds and keep our servers running. We also have some very exciting auctions going on over at Ebay.

There are some fabulous, exclusive pieces up for grabs – including some things which, usually, money can’t buy! Time is running out on some of our auctions too, so best check them out now. Here are just three that might tickle your fancy:

(more…)

Posted in Artwork, Books Publications, Collectibles, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, William Kircher

TORn Light the Beacons auction: Tauriel poster signed by artist David Powell, Hobbit tote Bag signed by Dwalin and Bifur and Children of Hurin bookmarks signed by Dwalin

As you know, we’re currently conducting our pledge drive to raise funds and keep our servers running. We also have some very exciting auctions going on over at Ebay.

There are some fabulous, exclusive pieces up for grabs – including some things which, usually, money can’t buy! Time is running out on some of our auctions too, so best check them out now. Here are just three that might tickle your fancy:

(more…)

Posted in Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Posters Prints, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheOneRing.net Announcements, William Kircher