‘Lord of the Rings’ Stars Troll Fans With Precious Reunion Photos

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Don’t stick a fork in the Fellowship, they are far from done! The stars of “The Lord of the Rings” didn’t really bring a cave troll to their recent mini reunion, but they did bring some sharp-looking cutlery, and their middle fingers, and the cast of “Captain Fantastic.”

The first film in the LOTR trilogy, “Fellowship of the Ring,” celebrated its 15th anniversary back in December. Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) just got nominated for an Academy Award for “Captain Fantastic,” and he joined his young castmates at the SAG Awards, where they were nominated as an ensemble. Around the same time, Viggo was joined by fellow LOTR alumni Elijah Wood (Frodo), Dominic Monaghan (Merry), Billy Boyd (Pippin), and Orlando Bloom (Legolas) for a pub-set reunion captured on Instagram and Twitter:

My captain. My king. @theoneringnet @empiremagazine

A photo posted by Dominic Monaghan (@dom_monaghan_) on Jan 30, 2017 at 8:05pm PST

Doffing the off the shoulder band look with aplomb @boydbilly @billyboydactor making @electrice and I look like onions. @theoneringnet @empiremagazine

A photo posted by Dominic Monaghan (@dom_monaghan_) on Jan 30, 2017 at 8:06pm PST

They have a cave troll. @theoneringnet @electrice @boydbilly @orlandobloom @empiremagazine #squadgoals

A photo posted by Dominic Monaghan (@dom_monaghan_) on Jan 30, 2017 at 7:15pm PST

when we reunite in a pub and someone says ‘they have a cave troll’ …#squadgoals #lotr #viggomortensen #elijahwood @dom_monaghan_ @boydbilly

A photo posted by orlandobloom (@orlandobloom) on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:31pm PST

#CaptainFantastic sequel announced… CAPTAIN FANTASTIC 2: MIDDLE-EARTH#LOTR #LORDOFCAPTAINFANTASTIC pic.twitter.com/o2sN7uyowM

— Nicholas Hamilton (@Nic_Hamilton) January 31, 2017

Living for a Fantastic/LOTR crossover, but it probably won’t happen. This LOTR reunion would be even sweeter if Sean Astin (Sam), Sean Bean (Boromir), Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), and John Rhys-Davis (Gimli) were around, but we’ll take what we can get.

Since Viggo is our captain and king as well, we’ll be rooting for him to pick up his first Oscar at the 2017 Academy Awards … even if it is unlikely that he’ll win. But Aragorn has faced tougher odds before!

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Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Join ‘Aquaman’

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While some entries of the DC Extended Universe are having difficulty moving forward, we needn’t fear because at least Aquaman is near. Jason Mamoa will make his first full appearance as the oceanic superhero, who hails from the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, this fall in Justice League with the solo feature out almost a year later.

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the latter for awhile now, including last month’s confirmation that Patrick Wilson is playing Aquaman’s half-brother ORM, aka the villain Ocean Master. Also, Amber Heard is on board as the love interest, Mera — she’ll also appear in Justice League — and William Dafoe is one of the good guys, an Atlantean politician named Vulko. James Wan is attached to direct.

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Join ‘Aquaman’ as His Mother: Report

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The Hollywood Reporter must have a very well-placed mole inside the “Aquaman” production: Only an hour after breaking the news that the standalone flick was currently in talks to cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the villain Black Manta, THR is now reporting that Nicole Kidman is also in negotiations to a take a high-profile role in the film.

According to the trade, Kidman is “in early talks” to play the part of Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) mother. The character, Atlanna, is described by THR as “hail[ing] from royalty in the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. She escapes her kingdom and falls in love with a lighthouse keeper, giving birth to the boy who will one day grow up to be a bridge between two worlds.”

While Kidman, who’s only 49, may seem like an eyebrow-raising selection to play the mother of 37-year-old Momoa, she’s reportedly been director James Wan’s first choice for the part for some time, and the production is eager to bring her on board. And the fact that the film is set to shoot in Kidman’s native Australia would certainly make things convenient for the Oscar-winning actress to join the project.

We’ll have to wait until studio Warner Bros. offers comment before the news is official. “Aquaman” is set to start shooting in April, and will hit theaters on October 5, 2018.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]