January 17, 2020
This man was the executor of the Tolkien Estate.
With his death, it is all in the control of younger members of the family.
Christopher Tolkien, who played a major role protecting the legacy of his father’s “The Lord of the Rings” series, has died. He was 95.
The Tolkien Society and HarperCollins UK confirmed his death but no details were provided.
Tolkien’s life work was closely identified with that of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien. He helped edit and publish much of his father’s writings after the science fiction and fantasy master died in 1973.
Among the books he worked on were “The Silmarillion,” “The Children Of Hurin,” and other texts that flesh out the complex world his father created.
He also drew the original maps that adorned the trilogy of books released in the 1950s.
Tolkien Society chairman Shaun Gunner said “millions of people around the world will be forever grateful to Christopher for bringing us” so many of his father’s literary works.
As the old Yiddish saying goes: “Every tragedy is an opportunity to make money.”
It’s time for Disney to swoop in and take hold of the Tolkien stories, turn it into a “cinematic universe,” and hire a gaggle of Jews to start pumping out a movie a year about elf women having sex with orc men in order to break down racial barriers.
The Tolkien universe is literally the reverse Star Wars.
Star Wars failed when Disney turned it into a Jewish social justice festival, but obviously, the opposite thing would happen if the same action was taken with the REVERSE of Star Wars.
New Amazon Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien himself had sold the film rights to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit before his death, so they are not among the works owned by the Tolkien Estate.
Amazon already recently got the rights and just announced the diverse cast three days ago.
Christopher Tolkien probably died of a heart attack when he heard the news.
Article updated to show that the Tolkien Estate doesn’t own the Lord of the Rings rights.