Mistress Underhill writes: I wanted to send a quick note that I spoke with Bernard Hill (Theoden) at the Scorpion King premiere tonight. He plays a scientist experimenting with gunpowder in the film, who comes to the aid of the Rock.

He did talk about the Two Towers. He said, “It’s going to be better than the first film.” He said it’s more emotional and layered since it’s more about the world of men. He confirmed that the look for the Riders of Rohan is Celtic-inspired and said it will look very impressive.