Tolkien lawsuit resolved! Bilbo Baggins saved!

by Jane Boursaw on September 9, 2009

Bilbo Baggins can continue to travel through Middle Earth, because the never-ending lawsuit by the Tolkien heirs has been resolved.

The Tolkien Trust and publisher HarperCollins had alleged that they didn’t receive a promised percentage of the “Lord of the Rings” movies’ box office. We’re talking several billion dollars, and the suit likely would have prevented Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson from continuing with the upcoming “Hobbit” movies.

While the terms of the settlement are confidential, at least we can rest easy knowing that Bilbo and the rest of the hobbits and creatures of Middle Earth can continue onto the big screen for more movies.

I wouldn’t mind seeing some casting news soon, though.

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