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LOTR: Return Of The King's 4-hour cut coming to cinemas for 20th anniversary

Richard Lee Breslin

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LOTR: Return Of The King's 4-hour cut coming to cinemas for 20th anniversary

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The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is getting a 4-hour cut coming to cinemas to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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Released in 2003 (yes, it’s really been that long), The Lord of the Rings fans and cinemagoers are in for a treat this year. However, it must be stated that the actual anniversary of Return of the King in cinemas isn't until December, so celebrations are a little premature.

As reported by GameSpot, from 13th April, it seems that Cinemark and Regal theatres in the US will be showcasing the extended version of the movie.

According to the Cinemark website, the showing of 11-time Academy award winner Return of the King has a runtime of 4 hours and 20 minutes, which pretty much confirms this will in fact be the extended edition.

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At this time, prices of the cinema tickets haven't been confirmed and we do not know whether the extended edition will be showcased worldwide. We’ll be having our fingers crossed that fans of the series will be able to enjoy this version of the movie outside of the US.

In related news, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros have announced that new Lord of the Rings movies are on the way. What’s more, it’s also been confirmed that the director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy movies, Peter Jackson will be involved in the new projects.

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Furthermore, Embracer Group confirmed recently that between now and March 2024, there will be five Lord of the Rings video games. We know two of those games will be The Lord of the Rings: Gollum as well as Return of Moria.

Let’s just hope that with all The Lord of the Rings goodness on the way, this beloved J.R.R. Tolkien IP doesn't get overly saturated. However, we won’t be complaining if this property gets the Hogwarts Legacy treatment.

Topics: The Lord Of The Rings, TV And Film

Richard Lee Breslin
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