Thanks to a transcription over at of the latest Official Lord Of The Rings Magazine, some spoiler-heavy material has become available about The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King.

  • The two major changes in RotK are addition of TTT material and cutting of Scouring:
  • Isengard sequence/VOS is at the beginning of RotK.
  • Minas Morgul, stairs of Cirith Ungol and Shelob's lair also in RotK
  • "We don't have the Scouring of the Shire." (In case anyone was holding out hope ...)
  • At this point, no Ghan-Buri-Ghan. Doubts this will be added in pickups.
  • Otherwise it follows the book "reasonably well."
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  • Other stuff:
  • Shelob will be "the creepiest and scariest of creatures." Based on the Tunnel Web spider of New Zealand. Photo above
  • Mumakil and Nazgul will have center-stage appearances - more spectacular.
  • Post-production should be completed and film "delivered" end of October, early November.
  • Also of interest: "We only meet one new character, which is Denethor - and he's only new to those who don't check out The Two Towers extended cut in November!" Sounds like a confirmation of the Faramir / Boromir / Denethor flashback.