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…”
Seen the last Hobbit film? Want more?
Here’s what we might see in the Extended Edition
— Naturally, here be Spoilers —
If you enjoyed The Battle of the Five Armies but, like me, were not fully satisfied due to certain omissions, the content of next year’s Extended Edition seems to be extremely promising; a definitive director’s cut to be shelved along with the other 5 equally-stupendous Middle-earth films.
During the World Premier in London, Peter Jackson already stated that there will be 30 minutes of new material.
Continue reading “The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition (… speculation)”
Brilliant, thought-provoking theories that are debunked, unfounded and pretty much confirmed
I’ve decided to tackle 7 theories constructed by readers of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, that are rather extraordinary in concept and make perfect sense (though some can be disproved or contested).
There are many arguments in discussion around the characters and stories of Middle-earth; but I’ve decided to focus on a few which have struck me the most.
Starting from the impossible and busted arguments to the more plausible ones, here we go … Continue reading “7 Fantastic Middle-earth Theories”
The Defining Chapter Approaches
Did you see it?
I mean, have you seen the Offical Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?
Continue reading “Hobbit 3 Official Trailer is here!”
*Warning! It gets as confusing as reading The Silmarillion in Khuzdul for the very first time … you have been warned!*
A question often arises within the first few chapters of reading The Silmarillion.
After the initial pages, readers get acquainted with Ilúvatar and the Ainur: the divisions between Valar and Maiar, and their entry into the physical world.
Then this being comes along by the name of Ungoliant – assuming the shape of a giant spider who aides the Vala Melkor, and drains the light from the Two Trees of Valinor.
Continue reading “Ungoliant: A Fragment of Melkor’s Discord?”
Let’s talk about something pretty crazy within the Middle-earth legendarium, but intriguing nonetheless …
I’d just like to state that this is mere conjecture. It’s simply an idea … (and most likely, a preposterous one).
It may appeal to others though …
So I’m just going to throw this out there and hope others have thought about this, even for just a slight moment … Continue reading “The 10th Nazgûl?”
A question perhaps not as common as Who is Tom Bombadil? or Do Balrogs have wings?, is the equally-ambiguous issue of which Two Towers give their name to the second volume of The Lord of the Rings.
From a book perspective I never found myself asking this question, since the answer seemed to present itself clearly – even though in contradiction with what the films have offered us.
Continue reading “Which Two Towers?”
Evil is on my mind lately. Or rather, Tolkien’s evil. Even better, an analysis of the presence of evil in Tolkien’s works.
Following the post on the Identity and Origins of the Nazgûl, I’m getting myself more into Sauron’s territory … a dangerous thing perhaps! 😀 Continue reading “The Military Structure and Ranking System of Mordor: Part I”
There have been many theories and speculations on the possibilities of who and where Sauron’s greatest servants came from. Continue reading “Identity and Origins of the Nazgûl”