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New Lord of the Rings film inspired by The Return of the King

New Lord of the Rings film inspired by The Return of the King

If you’re a fan of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, then you’re in for a treat over the next few years with even more films and video games to look forward to.

When it comes to inspirational novels, perhaps none are more influential than The Lord of the Rings, which inspired the likes of Star Wars, Game Of Thronesand even video games like World of Warcraft, to name a few. However, even as it continues to inspire outdoor properties for decades, The Lord of the Rings isn’t shy about inspiring something closer to home.

Check out the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King trailer below!

That’s not to say it’s always been sunshine and roses for the JRR Tolkien franchise, because we’ve seen some absolute stinkers. Such as The Lord of the Rings: Golluma game considered so bad that it led to the closure of its development studio.

Speaking of which, in 2026 we will have The Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum which will be directed by the voice of Gollum, Andy Serkis, with the director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy films, Peter Jackson, part of the production team. Oh, and we’ll even have a nice standalone title, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of the Shire Later this year.

Additionally, we will also receive an animated film that will arrive on December 16, 2024 titled The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirriminspired by The king’s return and will tell the story of how Helm Hammerhand (voiced by Brian Cox) defends the kingdom of Rohan against a siege from Dunlending. Additionally, it will also be narrated by Miranda Otto, who played Éowyn in Peter Jackson’s live-action film trilogy.

“It takes place 183 years before the events chronicled in the original trilogy of films,” reads the synopsis for the animated film. “A sudden attack by Wulf, a clever and ruthless lord of Dunlending seeking revenge for his father’s death, forces Helm and his people to fight one last daring battle at the ancient fortress of Hornburg – a mighty fortress that will become more later known as Helm’s Deep.

This new animated film will be a treat for Lord of the Rings fans as it provides additional insight into the rich history of the Kingdom of Rohan and the battles it faced. In The two towersÉowyn mentioned that the women of the kingdom “learned long ago that those without swords can still die on them.”

This comment from Éowyn was not elaborated further and was left to our imagination as to the story she was referring to. Now we will learn more about these battles in The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim when it launches later this year.