Sir Ian McKellen Would Totally Play Gandalf In Amazon’s TV Tolkien Adaptations

A wizard is never early, nor is he late. He reprises his most famous role precisely when he means to. Read More >>

Amazon’s New Lord of the Rings Series Will Feature ‘Previously Unexplored Stories’

After weeks of reports and rumours about Amazon and Warner Bros. negotiating over the possibility of a Lord of the Rings television series, Amazon has finally announced that Frodo and the gang are definitely coming back. Read More >>

Report: Amazon Is Working With Warner Bros. to Make Its Own Lord of the Rings TV Show

With Game of Thrones coming to an end soon, there’s going to be a hole in our lives for a big-budget fantasy show. Amazon apparently hopes to fill that hole with one of the biggest fantasy worlds around, with an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved series. Read More >>

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the Bleakest Lord of the Rings Fan Fic I’ve Ever Seen

Lord of the Rings—not even in its cinematic, action-heavy form—doesn’t really lend itself to the power fantasy of video games. That’s not stopped people from trying for years, including the latest game, the hack-n’-slash-meets-orc-dating-sim Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. But Shadow of War fails to understand Lord of the Rings in some pretty fundamental ways. Read More >>

The Lord of the Rings Lawsuit Comes to an End in a Decidedly Unexciting Way

After years of fighting, with twists and turns and reams of legal writing to rival the books that caused them, the legal battle between Warner Bros. and estate of J.R.R. Tolkien has been settled. Read More >>

Grandmother Accidentally Worships Elrond Action Figure

A Brazilian grandmother has been discovered aiming her prayers in entirely the wrong direction, after a visiting relative noticed something wasn't quite right with the miniature religious icon she regularly worshipped in her home. Read More >>

YOU SHALL NOT PASS (Through the Sacrament of Marriage) Mr Napster

Ian McKellen, of latter day Gandalf and Magneto fame, has revealed that he turned down the chance to bank a quick £1m by officiating at a rich man's wedding while dressed as fantasy kingpin Gandalf. Read More >>

Here’s a Crazy Trick to Free Up Space On Your iPhone: Rent a Film

A Reddit thread is claiming that for those of us — and there are many — who are running out of space on our iPhones, all we have to do is try renting The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Viola! Free space! Read More >>

Weird Peter Jackson Post Sparks New Doctor Who and Silmarillion Rumours

Is a weird, barely imaginable Doctor Who/Lord of the Rings mashup incoming? Probably not, but Peter Jackson’s got tongues wagging with a curious Facebook post this morning. He shared a video that suggests he’s in line to direct an episode of Doctor Who in the near future, though it may all just be a bit of geeky fun. Read More >>

Lord of the Rings’ Minas Tirith City Will be Built in the UK (If £1.85 Billion Can be Raised…)

It's the focus of the Lord of the Rings' dramatic final battle, a towering white city carved into the side of a mountain. But Minas Tirith need not remain only in the realm of fiction, provided fantasy crowdfunders can cough up a measly, oh, say £1.85 BILLION. Read More >>

Middle Earth’s High Oxygen Content Allows For Superhero Strider, Says Science

Gather round ye aficionados of Middle Earth lore! Here's something you probably didn't know about the land of Balrogs and Hobbits. A new study has been conducted into the oxygen content of Middle Earth and the impact that it has on the abilities of its inhabitants. Read More >>

Someone Wants to Build a Futuristic Version of Sauron’s Tower in Africa

They call it Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) and, once built in Casablanca, Morocco, it will be the tallest building in Africa. The 1771-foot (540-metre) building is a project of Sheikh Tarek M. bin Laden, designed by French architects Valode et Pistre, who obviously have been watching too much Lord of the Rings. Read More >>

Martin Freeman Returns as Bilbo Baggins…in ‘The Office’?

Martin Freeman is great as Tim Canterbury in The Office. He's also great as Bilbo Baggins, a pint-sized hobbit from the Shire. With Freeman hosting this weekend's episode of US late-night sketch show Saturday Night Live, the comedy troupe stumbled upon a golden "two birds, one stone" opportunity: The Hobbit Office. Read More >>