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

NYCC - New York Comic-Con At 12 noon today, 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, 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 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

Deciphering the plot of The Desolation of Smaug

Gandalf How will The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug unfold. It’s the big question. How do all the threads fits together? What’s being changed? What’s being added that was never in Tolkien’s text of The Hobbit?

Here, Ringer Captain Salt from the TORn messageboards attempts to put string together all the teasing hints that we’ve seen make their way onto the internet over the past 12-18 months.

Needless to say, this really is SPOILER country. If you don’t even want to know what the plot might be, don’t go here! (more…)

Posted in Green Books, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Ten ways TORn serves Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom

TORn logoBeginning last Saturday and running through to September 4, is hosting a Pledge Drive (see the banner at the top) as well as a bunch of auctions for some really cool memorabilia and collectibles.

The day-to-day operation of the website, and the events we host, require a lot more resources than when we first started nearly 15 years ago. We sometimes find it hard to ask our readers for the help we need to keep running, so we began discussing what it is that makes worth helping out. It started out as a search for the Top Ten Moments of TORn, but the list got so long because each staff member had their own idea of important moments in TORn history. Here, instead, is something more encompassing: Ten Ways TORn helps serve Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom (listed in no specific order).

And, if you enjoy what we do, consider a donation (no amount too small, because every bit does help!) to keep us running!

If you can’t, that’s fine as well — keep reading, commenting and contributing. Because TORn is as much you as it is us!

If you’ve ever sent in an article, submitted a photo or report, posted on our messageboards, visited our chat, or commented on our twitter, facebook or g+, you’re the reason is among the largest and most-respected pillars of the Tolkien community on the web.


Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Cannes 2001, Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Costuming, Crew News, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Film Screenings, Green Books, Hall of Fire, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, MrCere in New Zealand, New Zealand, Old Cannes News, Old ComicCon News, Old DragonCon News, Old Main News, Old Oscar Party News, Old Spy Reports, Original TORn, Oscar Parties, Other Events, Other Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Peter Jackson, PJ New Line, PJ's Other Films, Production, Return of the King, Rumors Spy News, Rumours Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien, Tolkien Reading Day, Trailer, Wellington

Let’s Talk Beorn *Live* on TORn TUESDAY Webcast

Time for our live webcast TORnTUESDAY! Every week we bring all the news and rumors from within (and without) Ringer fandom — this week we have dissent among the ranks. Better to say we have *many* different opinions on the leaked photo of Beorn, the shape-shifter who was given a not-so-convincing posterior thumbnail image on the back of a 2014 wall calendar that will soon hit store shelves….

Our reactions within the ranks of the TORn Staff have been across the board (both cold and hot). Watching how fans react on the Message Boards and on our Facebook timeline is fascinating!

We launch TORn TUESDAY every week at 5:00PM Pacific: brought to you by host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway and producer Justin “That There is a Bear” Sewell — Our innovative live show includes worldwide fans who join us on the Live Event page with a built-in IRC chat (affectionately known as Barliman’s Chat room). Be part of the fun and mischief every week as we broadcast *live* from Meltdown Comics in the heart of Hollywood, U.S.A.!

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Posted in Barlimans, Calendars, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Merchandise, Mikael Persbrandt, Miscellaneous, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

CBR reports on’s Comic-Con panel!

desolation of smaug poster Comic Book Resources (CBR) chimes in with this long, comprehensive report by writer Andy Liegl on our panel at San Diego Comic-Con last month!

With Peter Jackson absent from Comic-Con International in San Diego to finish production on The Hobbit trilogy, the duty of bringing Middle-earth to Comic-Con fell to the staff of the Consisting of TheOneRing personalities Alex and Kellie Rice, Josh Rubinstein and Rebecca Perry, with Cliff Broadway and Cathy Udovch driving most of the dialog, the panelists dug deep into the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second film of The Hobbit trilogy. (more…)

Posted in ComicCon, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Peter Jackson, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit

Desolation of Smaug world premiere set for Los Angeles

desolation-of-smaug has learned via reputable sources that the world premiere for The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug is going to be held in Los Angeles. No word on the precise date or venue yet, but late November seems a good bet.

We also think this makes London a very good bet for the world premiere of There and Back Again in 2014.

Posted in Events, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Premieres, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug