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Amazon Studios Boss Jennifer Salke Unfazed by Warner Bros. New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies: ‘We Have Enough Fan Love to Sustain’

Looks like Middle-earth is big enough for everybody. At least that’s how Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke feels about Warner Bros. making competing projects based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”Salke, who has held the top content job at Amazon since 2018, walked a Monday red carpet for the premiere of Michael B. […]

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James Corden Reveals He Auditioned For Samwise Gamgee Role In Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Films & It Was “Not Good”

Most people know James Corden as the bombastic host of CBS‘ “The Late Late Show.” Or audiences may know him from his pitiful acting in the likes of “Ocean’s 8,” “Cinderella,” or 2019’s execrable laugh riot “Cats.” But in some deranged alternate universe, James Corden might have landed the role of Samwise Gamgee over Sean […]

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James Corden Auditioned for ‘Lord of the Rings’ to Play Samwise, Says He Got Two Callbacks: It Was ‘Not Good’

Sean Astin’s performance as Samwise Gamgee represents the beating heart of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It’s an iconic performance for many fans, capped off by Astin’s powerful Mount Doom speech in which Samwise tells Frodo, “I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you!” Suffice to say, Jackson’s “Rings” […]

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The Witcher Showrunner Lauren Hissrich Teases How Season 3 Will Address The Wild Hunt

“The Witcher” is a sprawling high fantasy full of magic, knights, and horrendous murder beasts. Somewhere between “Game of Thrones” and “The Lord of the Rings,” the novels feature a vicious armada of craven cryptids who would like nothing more to chow down on a few locals, if given the chance. We’re talking Leshy and […]

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The Rings of Power Changes the Way We Watch The Lord of the Rings

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series quickly became one of the streaming service’s more popular series. Though the show doesn’t directly follow the plot of a particular novel, it builds off the work of Jrr Tolkien. Starting with Tolkien’s established fan base could only help the show as it brings […]

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The Rings of Power: Here’s Why The Stranger Should Be Gandalf

Well, the first season of Amazon’s fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has come and gone, but just because it’s on an undisclosed-length hiatus, doesn’t mean we’re through discussing the show. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s work in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the Amazon series tells the […]

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Before There Were Harfoot Feet In The Rings Of Power, There Were Harfoot Slippers [Exclusive]

Is there any image in J.R.R. Tolkien’s land of Middle-earth that’s more famous than a big old pair of hobbit feet? Well, sure, there’s the one ring itself, but that powerful relic isn’t nearly as endearing as the fuzzy-footed group of heroes who end up saving the world from its dark magic. When Tolkien dreamed up […]

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Rings of Power Changes Lord of the Rings By Giving Evil a Human Face

While Middle-earth and the world of The Lord of the Rings are derived from J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagination, there are comparisons that can be drawn to Arthurian mythology, fairy tales, and world history. Tolkien’s story of Men, Dwarves, and Elves setting aside their differences in order to confront the ultimate source of evil was heavily inspired […]

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