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A New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie Is Happening

A New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie Is Happening

Get ready to travel back to Middle-earth.

Warner Bros. has announced that it will release a new live-action Lord of the Rings film in 2026, focusing on Gollum.

Original Lord of the Rings trilogy filmmaker Peter Jackson will team up again with his partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens to produce the film, which is still in the early stages of script development. Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav shared that the new film will “explore storylines yet to be told.”

For now, we know the film, tentatively named Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum, will bring back Andy Serkis for the titular role. He will also serve as the film’s director.

“Yesssss, Precious,” Serkis said of the announcement. “The time has come once more to venture into the unknown with my dear friends, the extraordinary and incomparable guardians of Middle-earth, Peter, Fran and Philippa.”

But Lord of the Rings fans won’t have to wait too long for new content. The second season of Amazon Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is scheduled to drop later this fall. Then, on Dec. 13, Warner Bros. will release an animated Middle-earth movie, The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim, which follows events set 200 years before The Hobbit.

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