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The Lord of the Rings: the film timeline turned upside down by The Hunt for Gollum

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May13,2024

At the start of the 2000s, the cinematic adaptations of Lord of the Rings marked the history of the 7th art and the heart of all fantasy lovers. A film calledThe Hunt for Gollumwas released. announced not long ago and the latter risks shaking up the timeline as fans of the films know it.

The Lord of the Rings: the film timeline turned upside down by The Hunt for Gollum

Gollum will set the record straight time

“It all began when the great rings were forged…”

… Everyone knows this quote and it is with these words of Galadriel that the viewer ofLord of the Rings: The Community; of the Ringbegins his journey to Middle-earth.What follows in the story is Bilbo's birthday and the passing of the Ring to him. Frodo, before Gandalf leaves to research in the south Minas Tirith, where he discovers that his fears were well founded and that the ring that the young hobbit possesses is indeed that of Sauron. He then returns to the County and urges the new bearer of the Ring to leave his home and embark on the quest we all know. In this first film, these events seem to take place over a few days, or a few weeks at most. Which is in no way the case in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel.

The Lord of the Rings: the film timeline turned upside down by The Hunt for Gollum

In the literary masterpieceThe Community of the Ringwritten in 1954, no less than 17 years pass between the reception organized by Bilbo Baggins for his 111th birthday and the return of Gandalf, where the latter announces the terrible news to Frodo. A much longer period of time than in the film adaptation, during which Aragorn's entire hunt for Gollum takes place, events which will precisely be the narrative thread of the film. >The Hunt for Gollum. This new production by Peter Jackson will therefore shake up the timeline that he put in place 23 years ago.

This is a welcome change for all readers of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels, but one that will disconcert a large part of the public who have only ever seen the films of the Dutch director. These events around Gollum and his adventures throughout the world east of the Misty Mountains had already been destroyed. had a medium-length adaptation of the same name and viewable on Youtube, from fans of Middle-earth in 2009, the quality of which was excellent. for a work of amateurs had been praised by the public, as well as by the press. The new adaptation of this story directed by Andy Serkis will undoubtedly be much more grandiose and we can't wait to discover it, even if it will confuse one a number of fans with his revision of the Lord of the Rings film timeline.

The Lord of the Rings: the film timeline turned upside down by The Hunt for Gollum

Tell us in the comments if you already knew the real temporality of Following these events and while waiting for the release of The Hunt for Gollum, discover the 6 reasons why we are waiting for The War of the Rohirrim.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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