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Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim: Plot, cast, release date and more

Everything we know so far about the upcoming animated Lord of the Rings film

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Image credit: Warner Bros

It's been a hot minute since we've gotten a Lord of the Rings movie. In fact, it's been twenty years, if you're thinking about the main trilogy, or nine years, if you consider The Hobbit movies. Fans have been able to return to Middle Earth through the recent television adaptation Rings of Power, but a real feature-length movie is coming soon, and fans of animation will be excited to hear that it's going to be animated.

The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim is based of The Lord of the Rings books, though it is going to take place more than a century before Frodo picks up the ring of power. To learn more about the movie, what material exactly it's based on, when the movie will come out, and who is in the movie, read on below.

We'll be updating this guide as more information comes out, so keep checking back to make sure you're up to date on everything you need to know about The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim.

When is The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim release date?

Luckily, fans will not have to wait too long for this return to Middle Earth, because The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim currently has a release date of April 12, 2024.

Is there a The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim poster?

There has been no poster for The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim released yet. But-- there has been some concept art shared from Weta Workshop and Warner Bros. Pictures. Check it out below.

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Image credit: Warner Bros

Is there a The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim trailer?

There has been no trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim poster released yet. We'll make sure to update this section with the video once it has been released.

Who is directing The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim?

The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Joseph Chu (Blade Runner: Black Lotus), through anime studio Sola Entertainment.

Who is the creative team behind The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim?

The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim will be executive produced by one of the screenwriters of The Lord of the Rings and producer of The Hobbit films Philippa Boyens. The screenplay will be written by Phoebe Gittins (Boyens' daughter) and Arty Papageorgiou based on a script from Jeffrey Addis and Will Matthews. Other members of the creative team include Richard Taylor (who won Academy Awards for best makeup and best visual effects for his work on The Lord of the Rings), Alan Lee (who won an Academy Award for art direction on Lord of the Rings), and illustrator John Howe.

Poster for Lord of the Rings fellowship of the ring, featuring cast of the film
Image credit: Warner Bros

Who is in the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim?

Brian Cox will play Helm Hammerhand, Gaia Wise will play Hera Hammerhand, Luke Pasqualino will play Wulf, and Miranda Otto will reprise her role as Éowyn, Shieldmaiden of Rohan, and serve as the series' narrator. In the ensemble are actors Lorraine Ashbourne, Yazdan Qafouri, Benjamin Wainwright, Laurence Ubong Williams, Shaun Dooley, Michael Wildman, Jude Akuwudike, Bilal Hasna, and Janine Duvitski.

When is The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim set?

The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim will be set 183 years before The Lord of the Rings. At this time, Helm Hammerhand (remember Helm's Deep in The Two Towers? Yeah, that Helm.) is King of Rohan.

What book is The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim based on?

The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim is based on J.R.R. Tolkein's original The Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, as the events in this film take place centuries before the events in the book, the material being drawn from the trilogy is not from the novels themselves, but from their appendices.


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Tiffany Babb is Popverse's deputy editor and resident Sondheim enthusiast. Tiffany likes stories that understand genre conventions (whether they play into them or against them), and she cries very easily at the movies— but rarely at the moments that are meant to be tearjerkers.

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