A brief -- and admittedly preemptive -- comment regarding certain lines of questioning. Please do not use this blog to discuss anything that is not commercially available. We're going to have a ton to discuss later this year, but we will wait until materials are distributed through legitimate commercial channels. Discussion of any materials other than these -- which includes but is not limited to press kits, awards promos, scoops from your crazy Uncle Frank who played the nose flute solo in the score's finale, etc. -- is strictly prohibited.
We're all heading back to Middle-earth in just a few short weeks/months. Let's arrive together, yes?
Now I gotta get back to work ... :)