We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked us to immediately cease working on the movie Storm over Gondolin. Like you, we are extremely disappointed to have to stop the production of a movie inspired by Tolkien’s legendarium. However, the entire team is staying on board and we are more excited than ever by the opportunity to create a new world inspired by the ancient mythologies. Much of our work still stands, and we are therefore announcing the production of a new fantasy film where you will find elves and orcs in an original universe. Thank you for your support and your fidelity ; a new step in our journey is beginning, and it is for you that we are taking it!
Riddle 2.14: Tauriel and the Barrel Escape
A. She plays no role in the escape (book answer)
B. She tries to prevent or thwart the escape
C. She turns a blind eye to the Company’s escape but doesn’t take any action
D. She takes an active part in their escape
Riddle 2.16: Smaug’s Motivations
A. It will give no further explanation beyond the vague reference to wealth in Film 1.
B. It will expand upon the idea that Smaug’s actions are the typical dragon pursuit of hoarded wealth (BOOK answer)
C. He has a special interest in and desire for the Arkenstone (for whatever reason).
D. He did it at the behest or command of Sauron.
Riddle 2.15: The Sauron and Azog Connection
A. There won’t be any explicit connection (book answer).
B. Orc leaders are coordinating with Sauron.
C. Sauron is the explicit commander in chief of all Orc armies.
D. Sauron’s will is directly controlling all Orcs.
Conundrum 2.11: Searching for the Arkenstone
Conundrum 2.10: Bilbo, the Ring, and Smaug
Conundrum 2.09: Bard and Girion
Riddle 2.13: Where Will it End?
A. The death of the dragon (Book answer — sort of)
B. Smaug leaves for Esgaroth
C. Battle of Dol Guldur
D. Siege of the Lonely Mountain by Men and Elves
E. Something completely different