“The fans are going to go nuts for this”: Andy Serkis Promises New Lord of the Rings Movie Will Keep Peter Jackson’s Legacy Alive After Thunderous Applause

There is a new Lord of the Rings movie releasing in December!

Lord of the Rings New Movie


  • Andy Serkis is an iconic actor known for portraying the role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy.
  • In a recent interview, the actor talked about the upcoming animated film titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.
  • Serkis revealed that the upcoming film is quite great and that Lord of the Rings' fans are going to love the movie!
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It was the year 2003 when Peter Jackson released the end of his iconic trilogy with the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. With an ensemble cast that included Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, and, countless others, the film was a spiritual experience for the people.


Lord of the Rings: Return of the King [Credit New Line Cinema]
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King [Credit: New Line Cinema/Allstar]
Well, Amazon Studios brought renewed interest in the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien with the release of The Rings of Power. However, there’s some more good news. An animated film is about to release and Gollum actor Andy Serkis has nothing but praise for the film!

Andy Serkis Praises The War of the Rohirrim

Late actor Bernard Hill once asked Aragorn “Where was Gondor when the Westfold fell?” and the iconic dialogue became a meme and a famous line from the franchise. Well, apparently not a lot of history of the Rohirrim has been shown in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

War of the Rohirrim
First peek from The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim | New Line Cinema

With the nigh impenetrable fortress of Helm’s Deep getting exploded in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gimli runs and blows the Horns of Helm Hammerhand. People, however, never got to know who was Helm Hammerhand and why was there a horn dedicated to him. An upcoming animated film is about to release and the film is all about the Rohirrim!

Warner Bros. Animation, New Line Cinema, and, Sola Entertainment recently previewed the 20 minutes of its upcoming film titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, and the reviews are awesome. In an interview (via Variety), Andy Serkis, who voiced the character of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchise had nothing but praise for the upcoming film.

The fans are going to go nuts for this.

Well, that single line is enough to get millions of Lord of the Rings fans excited for the release of the upcoming film. From what we know so far, The War of the Rohirrim will tell a familiar tale with unfamiliar characters.


Set 200 years before Bilbo Baggins found the One Ring, the animated film will see the war of the Rohirrim take charge against evil and Mordor.

Why Did Andy Serkis Praise The War of the Rohirrim?

Alongside the fabulous animation style that director Kenji Kamiyama has put in the film, there are several reasons for fans to be excited about the upcoming film. From what we know, the film will focus on the House of Helm Hammerhand, the King of Rohan.

Andy Serkis did extreme method acting to play Gollum
Andy Serkis as Gollum from The Lord of the Rings franchise | New Line Cinema

The film is set 200 years before Bilbo Baggins came in contact with the One Ring and will serve as a prequel to The Lord of the Rings. Plot details state that the focus will be given to Helm Hammerhand (voiced by Brian Cox) and his daughter Princess Héra (voiced by Gaia Wise).


For the OG fans, Miranda Otto, who portrayed the role of Eowyn in the original trilogy, will be the narrator of this tale. Therefore, there would be a hint of familiarity within the film and yet, some new characters in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is set for a release date of 13 December 2024 in the U.S.

On the other hand, Gollum actor Andy Serkis is all set to reprise his role as Smeagol/Gollum in the upcoming film The Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum. The film will narrate the tale of Aragorn going on a hunt for Gollum and capturing him after which Gandalf interrogates him and finds out that Sauron knows about two things “Bagginssssss!” and “Shire!!!!!!!”. 

A release date for Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum hasn’t been released yet but it has been confirmed that Andy Serkis will serve as the actor for Gollum and the director of the film as well. Overall, fans of the Lord of the Rings franchise are not going to be disappointed in the coming years!


Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.