Tolkien’s Great-Grandson Approves of “The Hobbit”

Written by Brandon Williams on Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Great-grandson of the great J.R.R. Tolkien, Royd, has commended Peter Jackson and screenwriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens on their adaptation of The Hobbit, and mentioned that it was an ambitious decision to adapt the novel into three movies. “Pete, Fran and Philippa are just great and they’re really fans of Tolkien as well, which […]


Tolkien’s Estate Sues Warner Bros.

Written by Brandon Williams on Sunday, November 25th, 2012

The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien and HarperCollins have filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. for $80 million over using licensed characters from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series in online games of various types. The lawsuit alleges that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema infringed on the contract by licensing the characters out […]


Peter Jackson: “Stephen Colbert is the Biggest Tolkien Geek”

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert has made no secret about the fact that he is a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. He’s even shown off his precious Aragorn’s sword on his show. “I have never met a bigger Tolkien geek in my life,” Hobbit director Peter Jackson told Entertainment Weekly. “Philippa Boyens is our […]


“Hobbit” Actor Billy Connolly Speaks Out On Tolkien

Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, September 28th, 2012

Actor/comedian Billy Connolly, who is in The Hobbit series as Dain Ironfoot, has spoken out about how much he loves J.R.R. Tolkien. His comments are sure to stir up some… well, thing.


“The Hobbit” Film Series Gets New Titles & Release Dates

Written by Brandon Williams on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit series, based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, now have new titles and release dates that have been announced. Warner Bros. has announced that the second film will now be titled “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” with a release date of December 13, 2013. The third film will now be titled […]