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! Continue reading “Fans sketch Beorn’s likeness from Eagles’ description”

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: Continue reading “A description of the face of Beorn”

Beorn with Gandalf A new image of Beorn (played by Mikael Persbrandt) in his angry bear-form, apparently from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Annual 2014 has appeared out in the wild on the internet.

Looks like it could be related to that scene from the trailer where Thorin & Company are trying to barricade the doors to Beorn’s hall in somewhat of a panic. Continue reading “A new image of Beorn in bear-form!”

Barliman's Chat Last weekend, The Hall of Fire examined what’s undoubtedly the movie topic of the moment — the character and appearance of Beorn. Lots of thoughtful opinions from all sides, and some interesting analysis of the mythic roots of Tolkien’s shapeshifter as well as of Alan Lee, John Howe and Ted Nasmith’s classic illustrations. Plenty of spoilers, too! For those who couldn’t attend, here’s a log.

Also, this weekend (Saturday August 24 at 6pm EDT (New York time)) we’ll be returning to our Lord of the Rings book chats. This week we begin the first chapter of book four — The Taming of Smeagol — so be sure to join us for this exciting topic! Continue reading “Hall of Fire chat log: Can we bear Beorn”

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HobbitSoundtrackBooklet04Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the week ending August 18, 2013.  If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch up on the highlights.  Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the link to some of our most popular discussions.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

Continue reading “TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – August 18, 2013”