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New Lord Of The Rings movie inspired by Return Of The King

New Lord Of The Rings movie inspired by Return Of The King

Return of the King is one of Tolkien's best

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

When it comes to inspirational novels, perhaps none is more influential than The Lord of the Rings inspiring the likes of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and even video games such as World of Warcraft, to name a few. However, despite still inspiring outside properties for decades, The Lord of the Rings is not shy to inspire something closer to home.

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

That’s not to say that it’s always been sunshine and roses for the J.R.R. Tolkien franchise because we’ve seen some absolute stinkers. Such as The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, a game considered to be so bad, that it resulted in its development studio being closed down.

Speaking of which, in 2026 we’re getting 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 movies, Peter Jackson, being part of the production team. Oh, and we’re even getting a cute indie title, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of the Shire later this year.

What’s more, we’re also getting an animated movie arriving on 16 December 2024 called The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim, inspired by The Return of the King and will tell the story of how Helm Hammerhand (voiced by Brian Cox) defends The Kingdom of Rohan from a Dunlending siege. Furthermore, it will also be narrated by Miranda Otto, who played Éowyn in the Peter Jackson live-action movie trilogy.

“Set 183 years before the events chronicled in the original trilogy of films,” reads the synopsis of the animated movie. “A sudden attack by Wulf, a clever and ruthless Dunlending lord seeking vengeance for the death of his father, forces Helm and his people to make a daring last stand in the ancient stronghold of the Hornburg - a mighty fortress that will later come to be known as Helm's Deep.”

This new animated movie will be a treat for fans of The Lord of the Rings because it will provide added insight into the rich history of The Kingdom of Rohan and the battles that it faced. In The Two Towers, Éowyn mentioned that the women of the kingdom “learned long ago that those without swords can still die upon them.”

That comment by Éowyn was detailed no further and it was left to our imagination of the story that she hinted at. Now, we’ll learn more about those battles in The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim when it launches later this year.

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.

Topics: The Lord Of The Rings, TV And Film