THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE WAR OF THE ROHIRRIM First Look Reveals Main Characters Of Animated Prequel Film

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE WAR OF THE ROHIRRIM First Look Reveals Main Characters Of Animated Prequel Film

Ian McKellen Teases Return As Gandalf In THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM: If I'm Alive!
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Ian McKellen Teases Return As Gandalf In THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM: "If I'm Alive!"

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FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 5:04 AM
Gonna flop like that Han Solo movie, watch
McMurdo - 5/16/2024, 11:26 AM
@FireandBlood - I doubt that. The Last Jedi is the reason solo bombed.
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 12:18 PM
@McMurdo - If that were the case, so would Rise of Skywalker, yet it didn’t. Solo bombed because it was poorly advertised on top of being a movie nobody asked for or wanted to see.
McMurdo - 5/16/2024, 1:27 PM
@FireandBlood - that's actually a fair point with Rise it made a bil didn't it? I don't think TLJ backlash didn't help but your probably right in that it wasn't top of the list for why solo bombed
harryba11zack - 5/16/2024, 5:09 AM
cause Money. and no one wants to see a full feature film about that skinny bald b@st@rd.
Origame - 5/16/2024, 5:14 AM
Matchesz - 5/16/2024, 5:17 AM
I think a girl gollum is what the people need right now, shouldn't just only be superheroes if they wanna be fair.

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IAmAHoot - 5/16/2024, 8:04 AM
@Matchesz - She's not ugly enough, which is I'm sure offensive to say somehow.
grouch - 5/16/2024, 9:16 AM
@Matchesz - just make her skin tone darker and she will be his sidekick in the movie and her actions lead to the events of the hobbit and lord of the rings.

shaniquallom will now be the reason aragon and friends succeeded.
Deadinside - 5/16/2024, 12:13 PM
@Matchesz - She used to work at the Buffalo Wild Wings that I frequent...!☮️😜
DevilsDreams - 5/16/2024, 5:36 AM
Ooohhh ohh!! I can answer this one!!!

ObserverIO - 5/16/2024, 5:39 AM
Any answer that isn't money is a lie.

They wanna cash in on one of their biggest IPs but they've run out of books they can adapt.

You think this is gonna be as much of a classic as the Professor's masterpiece or just a cheap hollywood movie?
bkmeijer1 - 5/16/2024, 6:06 AM
@ObserverIO - if they really wanted to cash in, I think they should've gone with a different character. There are many others that are far more popular I think
ObserverIO - 5/16/2024, 6:10 AM
@bkmeijer1 - - The algorithm will have told them that Gollum is the most popular character because he's the one that has permeated pop culture the most with people doing the "My Precious".

I think if you asked a hundred randos and two hundred noobs to name a Lord of the Rings character, the one that would be named the most would be Gollum, unfortunately.
bkmeijer1 - 5/16/2024, 6:43 AM
@ObserverIO - true. Think the other could be Gandalf with "you shall not pass". Outside of that, there are more interesting characters to pick imo
Super12 - 5/16/2024, 11:25 AM
@ObserverIO - 100% spot on. Nothing organic or compelling about wanting to tell this story - which isn't even a story because all of his story has already been told. Gollum isn't a liked character on his own, only as a part of the War of the Ring and a foil to Frodo. This is gonna tank just like that Gollum video game they made.
ProfessorWhy - 5/16/2024, 5:46 AM
TheVisionary25 - 5/16/2024, 6:51 AM
As a LOTR noob , their comments certainly sound compelling and make me understand their reasoning for going with this particular story as the first of an apparently new slate of films set in this world…

However i feel like in both the Hobbit & LOTR , we got enough of Sméagol/Gollum’s backstory to understand the character well enough and going by my research makes it seem like further expansion might just be rather minute (other then going back to him as a hobbit by showing his family life and how got disowned after killing his relative for the Ring which could make us have more sympathy for him).

Plus as much as I like Serkis as an actor , he hasn’t impressed me as a director yet (I didn’t like Venom:LTBC but might check out Breathe or Mowgli to see if those were better or not)…

Overall , I’m quite cautiously optimistic about this film and still think it would better served to maybe mine another area of Tolkien’s rich world or if you want to do a familiar character then someone like Aragorn might be better.

BobbyDrake - 5/16/2024, 7:18 AM
Should have done Beren and Luthien, children of Hurin, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham, or anything from The Lost Tales or Unfinished Tales before they just started making up their own stories to mine the IP!!!
McMurdo - 5/16/2024, 11:27 AM
@BobbyDrake - can't do anything Second Age without rights or you end up with Rings of Power
SauronthePower - 5/18/2024, 5:49 AM
@McMurdo - while I absolutely agree with your response on reasoning. Beren and Luthien and Children of Hurin are 1st Age characters /stories and Tom, while certainly ubiquitous, is primarily 3rd Age
McMurdo - 5/18/2024, 10:20 AM
@SauronthePower - I'm aware I've read Silmarillion fairly recently so I know what's 2nd age specifically. But even so, first age is completely off the board outside of whatever thin references are in the LotR books. Bombadil can't carry a film.
SauronthePower - 6/2/2024, 12:13 AM
@McMurdo - no disagreement whatsoever on that last sentence
McMurdo - 6/2/2024, 1:59 PM
@SauronthePower - I dunno why I thought Beren and Luthien was second age. It's my favorite chapter of Silmarillion. Brain fart.
SauronthePower - 6/4/2024, 2:26 AM
@McMurdo - I get ‘em at least 37 times a day so no foul

Bigger issue = rumors that Bombadil supposedly has a VACATION HOME in the eastern lands of Rhùn that he utilizes to spy out the unfolding of history

I mean, they really can’t be trying to be THIS crazy bad, can they??
McMurdo - 6/4/2024, 11:30 AM
@SauronthePower - I saw that lol. Bombadil in Rhun makes no sense. The copium take is....."the books say he did some traveling before he settled down".
dragon316 - 5/16/2024, 7:49 AM
This had nothing to do with YouTube fan film that was forced be deleted that’s weird coincidence shut down fan film on YouTube week later this is made to public
IAmAHoot - 5/16/2024, 8:04 AM
There's a huge part of me that really doesn't want to see Serkis return to the role, or anyone really. We have all we need of Gollum in the films, and do we really need to learn more about Smeagoll?
Razorface1 - 5/16/2024, 9:57 AM
@IAmAHoot - yeah, I mean his entire origin was shown in the third movie already.
clintthahamster - 5/16/2024, 8:08 AM
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TheVisionary25 - 5/16/2024, 8:11 AM
@clintthahamster - yep

Certainly for the execs , that’s the reason
SauronthePower - 5/18/2024, 5:51 AM
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SteelGunZ - 5/16/2024, 8:21 AM
I think folks might be done with Lord of the Rings spinoffs.
DerekLake - 5/16/2024, 8:28 AM
The only reason I can think for why they are doing a Gollum movie is to give Andy Serkis more acting and more importantly directing work, unnecessary as that might seem. Who is that interested in Gollum? Of all the things to do with a LOTR spinoff, why Gollum?
SummersEssex - 5/16/2024, 9:05 AM
They are going to have to do something really special to make me care about this at all.
grouch - 5/16/2024, 9:13 AM
warnertheythem were like "the success of the recent gollum video game.."

it'll be funny if the cgi is horrendous which seems to be the case for all recent movies.
DarthNihilus - 5/16/2024, 9:16 AM
Hollywood giving stuff nobody care as usual... they love to loose money.

No gonna pay for that.. i'll watch on streaming..
JustAWaffle - 5/16/2024, 9:42 AM
It’s one of those untold stories that are referenced in the books, but not expounded upon outside the imagination. I wonder if they were inspired by the fan film or if they legitimately thought this was the story that needed to be told.

There are a host of stories that could be made to film from the Tolkien library that would be much better, but maybe in 10-20 years. I’m in the middle of rereading the Silmarillion and though it would be difficult, these stories would be amazing on screen with the right creative team behind it.
SauronthePower - 5/18/2024, 5:53 AM
@JustAWaffle - Villenueve or Gareth Edwards would crush The Silmarillion
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