First up are some new Return Of The King images from Hollywood Dreams Online. The shots are quite small and seem to come from a 2003 calendar, but they are very interesting none the less.
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Coming Soon.net got hold of a great transcription of a recent edition of the Boston Herald from a scooper which reveals some story spoilers from the next film. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Philippa Boyens, the trilogy's Oscar-nominated screenwriter and producer, also was willing to offer the films' devotees a tease. "In film three, a huge part is the conflict between fathers and sons," she said. "Just as Gollum's schizophrenia is buried in the story and you have to dig it out, you have this story of fathers and sons."
Other events to anticipate in "The Return of the King" include the transformation of Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) into warrior hobbits. "Merry learns how to ride a horse and wield a sword, and we make big differences in Middle-earth," Boyd said.
Writer-director-producer Peter Jackson says his favorite character in the trilogy is Bilbo Baggins (played by Ian Holm), the humble hobbit whose discovery of the Ring is told in Tolkien's first book, the "Lord of the Rings" prequel "The Hobbit."
"We saw Bilbo in the first film," he said. "He's a very affectionate character, but we will see him again in 'Return of the King,' when the journey ends as the hobbits return to the Shire.
Also, Liv Tyler looks to be following in her fathers footsteps and is taking up singing. In New York to promote the second "Rings" film, "The Two Towers," Tyler told United Press International she recorded "Arwen's Song" a while ago and even previewed it for her dad. The actress, who plays an elfish princess in the spectacular fantasy trilogy, says director Peter Jackson hadn't told her in which of the three simultaneously filmed movies her song would appear.
Also, David Wenham who plays Faramir has stated that he will indeed play a part in Return of the King.
It turns out that size really does matter. Three hours of Middle Earth in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" is nothing compared to the length of the last film in the trilogy due out next Christmas.
"It might be much longer," says Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo Baggins, indicating that the last journey, "The Return of the King," will be inching toward the 3-1/2-hour mark. "It will be as long as it needs to be," says director Peter Jackson, who is busy editing the film right now. "The third is my favorite one in the trilogy. It's almost biblical and makes me cry. It's about incredible courage and the last part of it is just mind-boggling."
Wood adds, "The third movie has always been my favorite. I've seen moments from it and they just break my heart," he says. "You've grown to care about these characters and they lose quite a lot in the process of the third movie. Frodo, Sam, Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn will never be the same."
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