The Hobbit

That time Ian McKellen turned down $1.5 million to officiate a wedding as Gandalf
Aug 22, 2016

Apparently there are some things Ian McKellen won't do, not even for stupid amounts of money.

Check out J.R.R. Tolkien's hand-written annotations on this map of Middle-earth
May 5, 2016

Hardcore fans almost certainly already know their way around Middle-earth, but you’ve probably never seen J.R.R. Tolkien’s hand-annotated map of the Lord of the Rings world.

Image(s) of the Day: That time the Doctor visited Middle-earth
Nov 30, 2015

Two of the biggest fantasy franchises of all time collided when Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi materialized in Hobbiton, Middle-earth.

Peter Jackson on making The Hobbit: 'I didn't know what the hell I was doing'
Nov 19, 2015

We already knew that Peter Jackson stepped in at the 11th hour to take over The Hobbit from Guillermo del Toro, but what we didn’t know is just how hard that transition was to pull off.

Extended edition of The Hobbit trilogy coming to theaters, because originals not long enough
Aug 4, 2015

If you’ve been waiting for a butt-numbingly long chance to catch the extended versions of all three Hobbit films on the big screen, you’re in luck. 

McKellen's favorite Hobbit scene didn't even make it in the movie
Jul 4, 2015

After expanding The Hobbit from two films to a full trilogy, you'd think there wouldn't be much left for Peter Jackson to cut out for extended versions. Turns out he still shot too much, and a scene left on the cutting room floor was among Sir Ian McKellen's (Gandalf) favorites from the first installment. So what was it?

Sir Ian McKellen goes public with his multi-year cancer battle
Jul 4, 2015

At 73, Sir Ian McKellen is still an acting powerhouse. He's one of the most respected Thespians of his generation, and he's done everything from Shakespeare to mega-blockbusters like X-Men and, most recently, The Hobbit. But despite all his energy, the actor says he's battled prostate cancer for years.