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TheOneRing.net trailer captures
|Preview: The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King
posted 12/22/02 -- updated 5/18/03
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Can't wait for December 2003? Wondering where the hell the second half of the Two Towers book went? We have a few (tentative) answers.
Page one: Lorien & Rivendell; Frodo, Sam, Gollum & Shelob
Page two: Orthanc (fates of Saruman & Wormtongue); Rohan; Paths of the Dead
Page three: Minas Tirith; the siege; Pelennor Fields; Eowyn & the Witch King
Page four: Black Gates; coronation; loose ends; Grey Havens and final scenes
The thumbnails are a shorthand guide to other sites' full-size images, and we are indebted to these original sources. Many of them have have extensive galleries with hundreds of images, and we encourage you to use the links below to visit their sites. Also, Tolkien Online's list of possible changes from the book is a good resource for those of you wondering what ideas are floating around out there.
Updates on this page: The E3 con screen caps have reappeared at Herr der Ringe (AICN caps) and Elflady.com (TORN caps). The majority of the caps are on pages three and four in the Minas Tirith, Pelennor, and Black Gates sections. On page two, a new Paths of the Dead section has been added, with other pictures scattered throughout this page.
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|Lorien and Rivendell
<< Reforging of Narsil: Peter Jackson has confirmed that this scene will open ROTK.
>> LOTR.net: "Arwen reluctantly agrees to leave Middle Earth"?
Lorien: Apparently Elrond and Arwen make a trip to Lorien (notice Galadriel's basin). The first two pictures are, however, from Rivendell. This could end up on the TTT DVD... or not.
See Alley Cat Scratch's costume page for the connection between these scenes.
<< Arwen's mortality: I'm changing my mind. It's been said these images show Arwen's (future) death, but a new picture released by the official site points to another popular explanation: This is the moment that she chooses mortality. >>
>> Assorted shots of Arwen. Hold cursor over image for description.
Frodo, Sam, and Gollum
<< Sméagol and Déagol: Originally to show up in TTT, this scene has been moved to ROTK. (See more Gollum/Sméagol at Serkis.com)
>> The Shelob sequence, as best as we can piece it together. Hold cursor over images for descriptions and source
<< Shelob, from one of the LOTR making-of books.
<< Richard Taylor holding up a model of Shelob.
>> Artwork at Rolozo Tolkien: far left, Alan Lee; center and near left, John Howe.
<< Mordor: Generic shot at Numenoreen.
>> Top row right: Cirith Ungol art, Art of TTT Minas Morgul sketch; Alan Lee's Cirith Ungol
>> Bottom row right: HDO Calendar orc; Gorbag; Shagrat (Quintessential LOTR)
<< Effects shot of Mount Doom.
>> Toy Biz figures of Frodo and Sam disguised as Orcs.
Tons o' Mordor: galleries at Herr der Ringe and Numenoreen
>> Page two
>> Page three
>> Page four
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