LOTR: Past Film Characters Return in The Hunt for Gollum
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LOTR: Past Film Characters Return in The Hunt for Gollum

Jun 27, 2024 11:07 AM

Andy Serkis, director and star of the upcoming film "Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum," hinted at the possible return of recognizable characters from the previous "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films. During ACE Superhero Comic Con 2024, Serkis revealed that the film will delve deeply into Gollum's character and experience in Middle-earth. While specifics about returning characters remain undecided, co-writer Peter Jackson confirmed that the story is still being developed and will draw inspiration from J.R.R. Tolkien's original works. The film, announced in May 2024, aims to reinvigorate the Middle-earth franchise, with Warner Bros. Discovery and Embracer Group expressing a strong interest in significantly exploiting the "Lord of the Rings" intellectual property through movies and video games. The canonical universe continues to grow with Amazon's "The Rings of Power" TV series and the animated film "The War of the Rohirrim."

Will characters from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy appear in "The Hunt for Gollum"?n

While Andy Serkis hinted that recognizable characters might make a return, it remains unconfirmed who, if any, from the original trilogy will appear in "The Hunt for Gollum."

The "Lord of the Rings" franchise, originally written by J.R.R. Tolkien, has seen great success both as a book series and in its adaptations into films and TV shows. The initial film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson set a high standard in the fantasy genre and was followed by "The Hobbit" trilogy. More recently, the universe was expanded with Amazon's "The Rings of Power" series. The upcoming projects, including "The Hunt for Gollum," aim to explore more of Tolkien's rich lore and untapped stories, keeping fans engaged with the timeless world of Middle-earth.

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