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EXCLUSIVE – The Hobbit: There and Back Again may become The Hobbit: Into the Fire?

title cardA little bird came knocking today, and whispered some intriguing — and slightly baffling — news into our ears. Ringer Spy The Knocking Thrush, who is a reliable source, dropped us a line to let us know that New Line have registered a new title: The Hobbit: Into the Fire. But for what?

A quick reminder of the history of The Hobbit movie titles may be in order!

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Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, New Line Cinema, Production, Rumors Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

All the spoilery details from the 20 minutes of previously unseen footage screened at The Desolation of Smaug Fan Event

desolation of smaug poster As the live feed of the ‘Desolation of Smaug’ Fan Event ended, those of us who were lucky enough to be in a theater were treated to five extended scenes from the upcoming movie that totalled approximately 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage. And what we saw was truly spellbinding!

The theater-exclusive material began with a full music video for the new closing credits song, ‘I See Fire’. It was quite a good song, but it doesn’t quite capture the magic of, say, ‘May It Be’ or ‘Into the West’, but few songs can. It’s a folk/pop ballad about Thorin’s determination to win back Erebor at any cost. (more…)

Posted in Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

UK cinemas programming 160 mins for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; UK tix on sale from Nov 1

bg_wxFiK Ringer Rohirrim Rider — an insider in the UK cinema industry — provides the following news that provides additional support for our October 18 report about the running time for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

We’ve now got our Hobbit screenings programmed in — we’re working with a runtime of 160 minutes.

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Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug runtime is 156 minutes?

desolation of smaug poster Amidst talk over on BoxOffice.com about The Hobbit, one user has revealed that a “For Your Consideration” booklet circulating around Hollywood for The Desolation of Smaug lists a run-time of 156 minutes.

I RSVP’d to a screening on the WB lot and it lists 156min as the runtime.

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Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Rumor: Middle-earth theme park at Disney?

Interior of the next Disney Princess castle?

Could the Disney theme parks be the next potential location for a Lord of the Rings-themed attraction? We reported back in January and also in February that tongues were wagging about a possible Middle-earth theme park partnership between Warner Brothers and Universal. There was even documentation that the Saul Zaentz Company had registered “several uses for Middle-earth properties that includes theme parks.” But those rumors seemed to have fizzled.

Now it seems that, “Disney and Warner Brothers have either signed or are very close to singing an agreement that will bring “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movie-inspired areas to the Disney Parks.”  WDW News Today is reporting that the partnership has been in the works since late last year and is now practically a fait accompli. The story claims that Disney may incorporate a Middle-earth attraction as part of an overhaul at the California Adventure park in Anaheim, CA. It also suggests that Disney may be looking for Hobbits to give them an edge over Hogwarts in order to compete with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area at Universal Studio’s theme park.

WDW News today says, “As with any rumor, you should take this with a grain of salt until it is actually announced.” Is it likely that Disney would be able to overcome the hurdles that have hung up similar ventures? That they could overcome the long-held anti-Disney prejudice from within the Tolkien Estate itself? TORn staffer Demosthenes points out Tolkien’s Letter #13, where he famously insisted that he would “veto anything from or influenced by the Disney Studios (for all whose works I have a heartfelt loathing).”

Additionally, should the supposed negotiations be happening on the studio level, making an end-run around the Tolkien Estate, it seems unlikely that Warner Brothers  would be keen to work together after Disney stole Oz out from under them when they released Oz the Great and Powerful earlier this year. “The Walt Disney Company did not own rights to the original 1939 The Wizard of Oz movie but moved stealthily to mount an audacious raid on the story and leave a rival studio flat-footed.”

Tolkien signs with Disney? April Fools'!But perhaps TheOneRing.net’s April Fools’ story this year was actually prescient and we will enter an era where Hobbit feet and Mouse ears can coexist in one big glorious theme park universe. Or maybe we’ll all just have to aspire to visit the real Hobbiton for a while longer.

[Read the original story here.]

Posted in Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Rumors Spy News, Rumours Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate, Uncategorized, Warner Bros.

Get an unofficial sneak peek at The Desolation of Smaug at Comic-Con today!

NYCC - New York Comic-Con At 12 noon today, TheOneRing.net staff will be presenting An Unofficial Sneak Peek: The Desolation of Smaug in Room 1A14 at the New York Comic-Con.

Join us then! But if you’re going to NYCC, be sure to get in line early — the room may be full!

Plus a quick reminder: swing by the TORn stand at the Con at Booth 3008, particularly if you’re on the hunt for our merchandise. As we’ve previously announced, many of our current designs are being retired and this will be your last opportunity a whole bunch of our awesome t-shirts, buttons and other goodies! (more…)

Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, NYCC, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Announcements

Finally! See the human face of Beorn!

Beorn with Gandalf It’s one of the things that we’ve been waiting for and waiting for — the opportunity to see what Peter Jackson’s Beorn looks like in human form. From the front.

For some this will be a huge SPOILER. So run away now if you’re avoiding them! (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Locations Sets, Mikael Persbrandt, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Alberta Film Ratings lists new 2:23 minute Hobbit trailer!

Hobbit-DOS-key-art-poster We’d heard and reported the rumours that the next Hobbit trailer was coming soon — probably next week, and probably attached to Gravity. Looks like those guess and rumours could be on the money!

That’s because the Alberta Film Ratings website, which lists trailers before they appear in US theaters, has just today listed the details for trailer #2 for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

New Hobbit trailer to debut at the start of October

desolation of smaug poster Various sources are indicating that the next trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will debut in very early October, and that it will be attached to the Warner Bros. film Gravity.

A first-time source of unconfirmed reliability tells TheOneRing.net that “Hobbit fans would be inclined to see Gravity.” (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Fans sketch Beorn’s likeness from Eagles’ description

Beorn with Gandalf Just a couple of days ago, we exclusively revealed a description of the human face of Beorn via The Eagles of Manwe.

If you missed it, go check it (warning: spoilers!) out right here!

A couple of artistic Ringers were inspired pick up pencil (or maybe their Wacom tablet) and see if they could turn the words of The Eagles of Manwe into an image of Beorn’s human likeness as it might appear on cinema screens in December.

So without further ado, here are their concepts of just what Beorn might look like! (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Mikael Persbrandt, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit

A description of the face of Beorn

Via The Eagles of Manwe, which see all from afar, we are able to bring you this description of the face of Beorn. Our highly reputable source accidentally caught our favourite shape-shifter on location during principal photography in late 2011 at the Beorn’s Hall set near Paradise in Glenorchy.

With the usual spoiler warning, here’s the description: (more…)

Posted in Alan Lee, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, John Howe, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Jackson, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit

Analysing the role of The Necromancer in The Hobbit

Gandalf and Radagast at Dol Guldur We know that The Necromancer has a big role to play in The Desolation of Smaug. But just how big will it be? Will Dol Guldur be a relatively minor affair involving only Gandalf and his fellow wizards? Or will other key actors of The Hobbit be somehow drawn into the struggle in the south of Mirkwood?

In this feature, Ringer Captain Salt assembles what we know already form various actor blog posts, video logs and magazine articles and tries to tie it all together. (more…)

Posted in Green Books, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug