The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a 2014 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The three films are The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were sold by Professor Tolkien in the late ’60s — the film rights,” he said (via NME). … So without the cooperation of the Tolkien estate, there can’t be any more films.”
In a documentary that appeared as a bonus feature on the home media release of The Hobbit, the celebrated director and his crew revealed that a disorganized production and a lack of planning time after taking over from del Toro played a part in turning the 300-odd page novel into a trilogy of movies.
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a prequel to his Lord of the Rings trilogy, which most people rushing to The Hobbit will have already seen. In the new film there are many nods or foreshadowing to adventures or characters seen in LOTR, and connections to be made.
December 4, 2014 (USA)
So, the definite answer to the question is there a fourth Lord of the Rings movie is yes, there is, only it is not the fourth movie, but a prequel, and it starts a new movie trilogy – The Hobbit.
So, no, it is unlikely that there will ever be a movie sequel to The Lord of the Rings. Even if the studios wanted to turn The New Shadow into a movie, they don’t have the rights to any of the content from the History of Middle-earth series.
For the films, watch Lord of the Rings first, then watching The Hobbit is optional because it’s almost completely unlike the books or the prior three films in tone or content.
Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are connected because they are both set in the same universe, Middle Earth. Although they are set in the same universe The Hobbit takes place 60 years before the Lord of the Rings.
All of The Hobbit movies are available on HBO Max.
24,000 years old
The closest approximation of Gandalf’s physical age is 24,000 years old, according to Gandalf himself. Yet, various dates of key events in other Tolkien texts show that Gandalf has actually only walked in his physical form for just over two thousand years.May 30, 2021
The software (and hardware) used for the CGI of the Lord of the Rings was limited in how accurate they could make people look on close distances. It was therefore neccesary to use actual actors with convincing makeup and rubber masks. This was exchanged for mocap suits for full CGI in The Hobbit.
One of the main problems in adapting The Hobbit is that Smaug the dragon doesn’t fit the mold of a modern villain, being little more than a hoarder with a bad temper. To solve the problem, Jackson’s Smaug was more vicious than his book counterpart, and this alteration worked well enough for film.
Even before he had his younger days depicted in The Hobbit trilogy, The Lord of the Rings made it clear that Bilbo is one of the strongest and most mature hobbits.
Gandalf ‘felt’ that he was bolder than the other hobbits and he decided to have Bilbo join Thorin and his company. Gandalf (and many others) regarded Bilbo and Frodo as the best hobbits in whole Middle-earth.
87 years old
Aragorn, going by the nickname “Strider”, was then 87 years old, nearing the prime of life for a Númenórean. With Aragorn’s help the Hobbits escaped the pursuing Nazgûl, though Frodo was gravely injured, and reached Rivendell.
A prequel is a narrative work released after an existing story but consisting of events that take place before the original story. … Prequels are a common device used in Hollywood films to expand a story world and reboot popular characters.
Bilbo Baggins, Waikato The Hobbit Trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand, throughout locations in both the North and South Islands.
In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Smaug attacks Lake-town. He is killed by Bard with a black arrow and his body falls on the boat carrying the fleeing Master of Lake-town.
Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war.
Sauron recovered the Seven Rings from information provided by Celebrimbor, and gave them to the leaders of the seven kindreds of the Dwarves: Durin’s Folk, Firebeards, Broadbeams, Ironfists, Stiffbeards, Blacklocks, and Stonefoots, though a tradition of Durin’s Folk claimed that Durin received his ring from the Elven- …
the Undying Lands
Where did Frodo go at the end? Frodo goes to the Undying Lands with the elves. While the mortal human, hobbit, and dwarf characters discuss death and dying (and do plenty of it) in Lord of the Rings, the immortal elves don’t talk about their end in the same manner at all.Oct 30, 2019
The Third Age lasted for 3021 years, beginning with the first downfall of Sauron, when he was defeated by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men following the downfall of Númenor and ending with the War of the Ring and final defeat of Sauron, the events narrated in The Lord of the Rings.
The Extended Edition Lord of the Rings Return of the king is 4 hours and 11 minutes long (251 minutes). This version contains the most extended scenes that together add 51 minutes more of runtime to the film.
The Lord of the Rings started as a sequel to Tolkien’s work The Hobbit, published in 1937. The popularity of The Hobbit had led George Allen & Unwin, the publishers, to request a sequel. Tolkien warned them that he wrote quite slowly, and responded with several stories he had already developed.
Just like the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, Amazon prime features the Hobbit trilogy as well. Again, just like the original trilogy, the only other streaming service which features all three Hobbit movies is HBOMax.
Watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Prime Video.
The Hobbit has enjoyed full home media release and is available to stream on Amazon Prime or HBO MAX.
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