From being slain in An Unexpected Journey to chief torturer in The Battle of the Five Armies
I’ve grown rather fond of the final appearance of Bolg in The Hobbit trilogy. Although I had some initial reservations, I’ve come around.
You may probably have noticed by now that the original design for Bolg (and originally Azog – it’s slightly complicated so here’s a link to a detailed post about the design history: Azog, Bolg … and Yazneg: The trio’s tangled design history), has made an appearance in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Missed him? Continue reading “Old Bolg back in The Hobbit!” →
Other promising stories contending for the silver screen
Even during the initial stages of production on The Hobbit, people worldwide were already speculating what other future projects pertaining to the world of Middle-earth may grace our screens.
The Silmarillion is a vast horde of riches sitting beneath the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon; a source of material barred from cinematic adaptation within the foreseeable future – and perhaps, a good thing too.
However, copyright issues aside, we must not forget the other stories contained within the appendices of The Lord of the Rings; stories that have been virtually untouched by Peter Jackson’s expansion of his Hobbit trilogy. Continue reading “Possible Middle-earth films…” →
Don’t step onto the road without knowing where you might be swept off to…
I feel I’m playing the part of Gandalf here: advising all Thorin-like followers, who are embarking on an adventure to New Zealand, to utilise a most essential map on your travels.
Why you would be going to the Southern Hemisphere is anyone’s guess; but if you’re reading this particular post on this particular blog, chances are you’re doing your own Middle-earth pilgrimage. Continue reading “Travelling to New Zealand? Here’s a map and key…” →
In what has become a yearly tradition for Tolkien fans, today is the day when readers – who have been captivated by the magic of Middle-earth and the Professor’s numerous other works – raise a glass to honour the birth of the author. Continue reading “A toast to the Professor …” →
I don’t know what’s with these Quenya equivalents lately, but it makes these posts a bit more Middle-earthy! 😀
Anyways, I wanted to wish everyone all the very best for this New Year.
This blog has now passed the 1.5 years mark! A dumbfounding truth I’m happy to proclaim.
Continue reading “Alassëa Vinyarië!” →