Fans of the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and The Hobbit can rejoice as Warner Bros. Pictures and Embracer Group announced earlier this year that they will produce more films based on these novels. However, some people are skeptical about this news, while others are cautiously optimistic about it. Elijah Wood, the actor who portrayed Frodo Baggins in the LOTR trilogy, recently shared his thoughts about the upcoming LOTR movies in an interview with GQ.
Wood said that he is fascinated and excited about the new LOTR movies, but he also admits that he is surprised to hear about them. He also acknowledges that the primary motivation for these movies is to make money. However, he believes that great art can come from commerce, and the two things are not mutually exclusive.
While Wood hopes that the new movies will have the same reverence for Tolkien’s material and enthusiasm to explore it, he admits that the movies he was in were slightly different. The team behind the Peter Jackson movies claimed to have made the films out of the passion for the books and the desire to see them realized. Wood hopes that this same motivating factor would drive everything forward with the new subsequent movies.
Overall, Elijah Wood seems to be cautiously optimistic about the upcoming Lord of the Rings movies. For him, it all hinges on whether the new filmmakers have the same love and respect for Tolkien’s material as the team behind the original trilogy did.
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