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Poll: Middle-earth spin-off films

Even after 9 feature-length films (6 live-action and 3 animated) set in the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, there are still a lot of stories that were left untold, many of which involve characters that already appeared on screen.

What story about an already known character would you like to see on film?

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Thanks to jalapenoman and Harold_of_Whoa for their suggestions

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    Steve Blum and Alastair Duncan in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

    IN THE DARKNESS BIND THEM

    Main spin-off character: SAURON

    Timeline: 4950+ years before the events of The Lord of the Rings

    Story: A tale about the creation of the Rings of Power (including the One Ring), and the following war of Sauron against the Elves. More detailed story can be found HERE.

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    ELENDIL'S OATH

    Main spin-off characters: ELENDIL and ISILDUR

    Timeline: 3100+ years before the events of The Lord of the Rings

    Story: The inhabitants of a blessed island-nation of Numenor fell into hubris, and their deeds angered the gods, who drowned the whole island in an apocalyptic fashion. Only a few Faithful Numenoreans, lead by Elendil (father of Isildur) escaped by a ship, and they ended up in Middle-earth. There, they would eventually set the foundations of two great Kingdoms - Gondor and Arnor.

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    Lawrence Makoare in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    LONG, COLD WAR

    Main spin-off character: THE WITCH-KING

    Timeline: 1100+ years before the events of The Lord of the Rings

    Story: In the far North, the evil ringwraith called the Witch-king established a mighty kingdom called Angmar. From there, he attacked the Kingdom of Arnor, and after several centuries of wars, finally destroyed it whole. However, even Angmar would meet its demise, when a combined army of Gondor, Rivendell, and Grey Havens stepped forth to oppose them.

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    Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    EAGLE OF THE STAR

    Main spin-off character: ARAGORN

    Timeline: 80+ years before the events of The Lord of the Rings

    Story: When Aragorn was young (26), he went to fight wars in service of Rohan and Gondor. For 23 years he fought against the enemies of the Free Peoples (using his pseudonim Thorongil), doing many heroic deeds.

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    Andy Serkis in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    SEARCH FOR THE PRECIOUSSS

    Main spin-off character: GOLLUM

    Timeline: 60+ years before the events of The Lord of the Rings

    Story: Some time after Bilbo Baggins left the Misty Mountains, Gollum started his search for the One Ring, and a thief who stole it. For years, he wandered Middle-earth, until he was captured by Sauron, revealing some valuabe info to him (Shire! Baggins!). He was then released, but captured again by Aragorn, who turned him over to Gandalf, who turned him over to Thranduil. Gollum would eventually escape, and would start pursuing a new ring-bearer - Frodo Baggins.

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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    LAST BATTLE OF THE IMMORTALS

    Main spin-off characters: GALADRIEL and THRANDUIL

    Timeline: during the events of The Lord of the Rings

    Story: War of the Ring was not only fought in Gondor and Rohan, but in the Elven kingdoms as well. Both Lothlorien and the Woodland Realm of Mirkwood were attacked by Sauron's forces. They would eventually counterattack, and destroy the fortress of Dol-guldur, Sauron's main base in Mirkwood.

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    Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, William Kircher, Graham McTavish, and Adam Brown in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    MOUNTAIN AND DALE

    Main spin-off characters: DAIN IRONFOOT and GLOIN

    Timeline: during the events of The Lord of the Rings

    Story: War of the Ring was not only fought in Gondor and Rohan, but around the Lonely Mountain as well. Both Erebor and Dale (lead by King Dain and King Brand, Bard's grandson) were under a massive siege by the Easterlings in Sauron's service.

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    Tolkien's Road (2014)

    Actually, I wouldn't like a movie, but a TV series. A big-budgeted, multi-seasoned adaptation of THE SILMARILLION (which is a complete history of Tolkien's world, including Middle-earth)
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    No more spin-offs! There are too many films anyway.

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