Warner Bros. has announced more “Lord of the Rings” films as part of their new deal and new franchises

Despite all of the previous productions such as “Lord of the Rings,” “The Hobbit,” and “The Rings of Power,” it seems the stories of Middle-earth are far from over. Warner Bros. has secured a new deal with Embracer Group AB, and another “Lord of the Rings” film will soon be gracing the silver screen.

Warner Bros. plant weitere "Der Herr der Ringe"-Projekten rund um Gandalf, Aragorn oder Bilbo Beutlin und Co. Bereits im April 2024 soll ein neuer Film über die Leinwände flackern. (Bild: Warner Brothers)

Gandalf, Aragorn, and Bilbo Baggins are iconic characters without whom “The Lord of the Rings” would not have become the popular film trilogy created by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s work. Warner Bros. and its film label, New Line Cinema, have now secured the film rights to the stories of Middle-earth as part of a new, multi-year deal with Embracer Group AB. According to industry magazine “Deadline,” there will be further franchises after the “Hobbit” film series and “The Rings of Power.”

David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, announced the news during a company conference on the fourth quarter of 2022 results: “Following our recent acquisition of Middle-earth Enterprises, we are thrilled to embark on this new journey together with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures, bringing the incomparable world of J.R.R. Tolkien back to the big screen in new and exciting ways,” said Lee Guinchard, CEO at Embracer Freemode.

Guinchard knows how much these works are appreciated and his intention is to “honor the past, look to the future, and maintain the highest level of quality and production values” in working with partners at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures. Warner Bros. Pictures Group co-chairs and CEOs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy added, “We want to give fans the opportunity to delve deeper into the cinematic world of Middle-earth.”

Delve deeper into the cinematic world of Middle-earth

fix the grammar: As usual, Warner should focus on the Third Age with the new “Lord of the Rings” film projects, to which the film rights also relate. A conflict of interest with the Amazon streaming service should therefore not play a role, since the series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” takes place in the Second Age and the provider still holds the TV rights to it.

A proud 20 years after the release of Peter Jackson’s epic “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, a deal is now forming that should please the fan base of the fantasy world: New Line and Warner Bros Animation are currently said to be working on “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim”, an original anime. The film takes place 183 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings. The tale of the fate of House Helm Hammerhand, the legendary king of Rohan, is slated to hit theaters on April 12, 2024.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy won a total of 17 Oscars. There were eleven of them in 2004 for the finale “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” – a record holder. Then followed a film trilogy based on “The Hobbit”. These six films grossed nearly $6 billion at the box office worldwide.

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