The Lord of the Rings film series is known for bringing its cult followers surprises in unique ways. And this time the film’s makers have brought a special gift for their fans from all over the world. About 20 years ago, in 2003, LOTR: Return of the King hit theaters and became widely popular among the fans.
On its twentieth anniversary, the makers of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King are bringing an extended version of the film exclusively for a day in April. The film was already three hours and twenty-one minutes long, and now the extended version of it will be four hours and eleven minutes long.
The 4 hour and 11 minute extended version of ‘LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING’ will release in theaters in April. pic.twitter.com/COyn7a92Z5
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) March 4, 2023
The film adaptation of the fantasy novel series of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien began in the early 2000s. A lot of Gen Z people caught up with this fantastic film series much later in their lives. This is a golden chance for them to witness this cinematic marvel in theaters in April.
The only catch in the news of this extended version’s theatrical release is that it is going to be in the theaters just for a limited time. According to Nerdist, the film will hit the theaters on April 13, although it will be shown in as many theaters as possible.
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Up to now, the original version of the film was available to stream for fans, but this will be the first time that the extended version comes out. This fantasy adventure includes superstars such as Elijah Woods, Karl Urban, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen as its cast members.
When fans heard this news, they just went crazy in the comment section.
How are fans reacting to the news of the extended version of Lord of the Rings?
Fans of the film are beyond happy after hearing the news. Apparently, the fans include some of the huge celebrities, such as Jonathan Larson and Devon Werkheiser.
We're going, not taking No for an answer @YouGotSnowd
— Jonathan Larsson (@Reinforce) March 5, 2023
Wtf did you just say to me
— Devon Werkheiser (@devonwerkharder) March 5, 2023
Lord Of The Rings movies are better than ASMR 😴
— Rawteur (@KareemAC) March 4, 2023
Wait there's more??? pic.twitter.com/9ap9oKslEA
— Roberto Makoto🤘🏾🔺📼👾 (@MakotoKorp) March 5, 2023
They better build toilets into the seats with a runtime like that 💀
— feeling ucey (@SquishySnapple) March 4, 2023
I’ll endure the 4 hours in an uncomfortable seat for this pic.twitter.com/wESIk9lyKL
— Ben (@OurFutureDays) March 4, 2023
Seems like even after such a long time duration, cinephiles are pretty excited to welcome this classic cult. The film rocked the Oscars, taking home 11 awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Peter Jackson. Hence, it will be hard for people to miss its exclusive screening after two decades.
Are you hyped to watch LOTR: The Return of The King in theaters? Tell us in the comments.