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'Lord of the Rings' Stars Have a Virtual Reunion - Watch! (Video)

The Lord of the Rings stars are reuniting!

As part of Josh Gad‘s Reunited Apart, costars Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Sir Ian McKellen came together for a great cause while catching up.

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Together, the cast happily recalled stories from the set of the film franchise, with lots of laughter and memories.

The stream was in support of No Kid Hungry.

“We all know the implications of COVID-19 are far reaching, but we may not realize how school closures and economic stressors are significantly increasing childhood hunger rates in the U.S. The problem is two-fold as new financial strains make it harder for families to provide meals for their kids and food access programs that previously provided in-school meals need to quickly shift the way they operate. To help address this crisis, we humbly ask you to support No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America,” Josh wrote.

This Lord of the Rings star revealed that she almost had a secret second role…

Cate Blanchett Pitched a Secret Second 'Lord of the Rings' Role!

Cate Blanchett originally had some other plans for the Lord of the Rings series!

The 51-year-old actress, who played Galadriel in the Peter Jackson movie series, originally pitched a secret cameo role to the director, she revealed on Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast.

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“For me it was super quick,” she said of her experience filming on set.

“There’s not too many chicks in the Tolkien universe. I loved it so much and I did say to Peter and [co-producer and co-writer] Fran [Walsh], they were doing a banquet scene with a whole lot of dwarves. I always wanted to play the bearded lady, so I asked them, ‘Could I be your hairy wife woman when you pan across the banquet table of dwarves?’ Of course I couldn’t because the timing shifted. But it takes them forever. For me, Galadriel it was just three weeks,” she said.

Cate first played Galadriel in 2001′s The Fellowship of the Ring, and is one of the only actors to be included in every Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie.

Despite the current shutdown, Cate just boarded two new upcoming films. Find out what she’s planning to star in…

Christopher Tolkien Dead - Son of J.R.R. Tolkien Dies at 95

Christopher Tolkien has sadly died.

The son of J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings, has died according to reports on Thursday (January 16).

Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95. The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family,” the Tolkien Society tweeted.

Christopher was J.R.R.‘s third son, born in 1924, and he helped to assist on the Lord of the Rings franchise, editing and helping to publish his father’s works.

More recently, he worked on J.R.R.‘s Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, in 2014. He later stepped down as Chairman of the Tolkien Estate.

Our thoughts are with Christopher‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

'Lord of the Rings' Amazon Series Gets Renewed Ahead of Premiere

The upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series has been renewed before it even premiered!

According to Deadline, Amazon has given the show an early renewal for season two, which is still in pre-production on its first season.

Not much is known about the new series, except that it will take place before the events in Lord of the Rings‘ first book The Fellowship of the Ring.

Cast members are set to include Will Poulter, Australian actress Markella Kavenagh, and Game of Thrones alum Joseph Mawle.

The series does not yet have a premiere date.

'Lord of the Rings' Amazon Series Finds Its Villain

The upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series has cast its main villain!

The highly anticipated Amazon series will star Game of Thrones alum Joseph Mawle, according to THR.

Joseph is believed to be playing a villain named Oren.

The show’s cast also includes Will Poulter and Australian actress Markella Kavenagh.

Not much is else known about the new series, except that it will take place before the events in Lord of the Rings‘ first book The Fellowship of the Ring.

Find out why the show may become the most expensive television series ever!

Orlando Bloom Discusses Possibility of Playing Legolas Again in 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series

The Lord of the Rings is heading to television with a prequel series next year and Orlando Bloom is discussing the possibility of playing Legolas again in the series.

Amazon is producing the new television series and Orlando is working with the streamer for his new show Carnival Row.

While promoting the series, Orly was asked about The Lord of the Rings.

“I don’t know where I would fit in that world…” he said. “If you’re saying as Legolas, they’ve probably got a 19-year-old kid who’s ready to go.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director JA Boyana will be directing the first two episodes of the series.

JRR Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time, and as a lifelong fan it is an honor and a joy to join this amazing team,” he said about taking on the job. “I can’t wait to take audiences around the world to Middle-earth and have them discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a never before seen story.”

'Lord of the Rings' TV Series Adds Markella Kavenagh as First Cast Member!

Amazon is currently working on a The Lord of the Rings television series and the first cast member has just been revealed!

Australian actress Markella Kavenagh is in talks for a role in the upcoming series. Variety reports her character will be named Tyra, though details are not immediately available.

Markella has been seen in some Australian television series, though she has not yet appeared in any American projects just yet.

Not much is known about the new series, except that it will take place before the events in The Lord of the Rings‘ first book “The Fellowship of the Ring.”